We offer a variety of activities to try and get everyone involved and enjoy themselves at St Johns United Reformed Church.


Whether its singing to your hearts desire, making gifts with your craft skills or even trying to get fit with Zumba. We offer it all and there is something for everyone at St Johns United Reformed Church. Take a look at some of the activities we offer below.

Church Activities
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Monthly women's group-informal cuppa and chat

7.30pm Ecumenical House meeting

1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month 

Discussion often focused on bible passages


Wednesday morning coffee mornings

hosted by Rev Philip Gray 

First and third Wednesday 

Drop in for coffee and chat from 9.30 to 11.00 am


Helping others

Shoe box appeal - see picture

We held a Coffee Morning  on

10th of September to raise funds for our Shoebox venture.


Christian Aid

 Our recent Christian Aid week fundraising sponsored walk and coffee morning raised about £1500 for people in need around the world. There is still time to contribute on

Christian Aid supports people in need in 29 countries round the world including  refugees from Ukraine and farmers suffering the effects of climate change in Zimbabwe.

It is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee 'DEC'

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Our recent Lent lunch in April 2022 raised £150 for Christian Aid

Our  Christian Aid Fundraiser film show
Thankyou for the rain on  October 1st  and 4th 2021  raised about  £200  

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Each Sunday we collect items for Blyth Food bank 

and we held a special  BIG COLLECTION of food  for them at our harvest service on 26th September

Many of us are also involved in fundraising for


and Macmillan 



Coffee Morning

Saturday 24th September

10:30am – 12:30pm

St. John’s Church Hall

Entry free, but we are  grateful for any donations


Stalls include

  • cakes

  • jewellery

  • crafts

  • books

  • jigsaws

  • tombola

  • raffle

Hope to see you there!

The Celebration of the 60th Anniversary          

    of   St. John’s URC in Canterbury Way

 (Incorporating the 50th Anniversary of the United Reformed Church)

Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 10:45am

A Service of Communion

led by the Reverend Ron Forster

followed by Prosecco and cake in the church hall.

If you have any photographs, or memorabilia, of events in the life of St. John’s over the past 60 years, and would like to share them,

then please bring them along. (Please ensure that they have your name on them, so that they can be returned)

Could you write a few short sentences about an event, or memory, at St John’s during these past 60 years  to share with others ? .

Please give your contribution - either personally, or send by e-mail, to  by Friday 16th September, so that they can be included in October’s 'Bridge' magazine .

Many organisations   
and are on holiday over the summer

Contact  the leaders of your group directly  or Email us for  more information  about any of our activities  .. details below. or click the 'get in touch button'

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The Rangers, Beavers and Explorers all take place on Monday.


We have Brownies and Guides during a Wednesday.


Both the Cubs and Scouts take place on Thursdays.

please contact leaders of these activities  
or email us for details

T'ai Chi -Every Monday. i contact your leader to get a place 

Tuesday 11:00 AGE UK: men’s group

Zumba  is now meeting again on Wednesdays  with restricted numbers contact Lindsey to get a place 

Prism Arts and Crafts for all ages - free activities for those who have been isolated and want to join in with things now - tiny group from babies to oldies.Wednesday 1 to 3.

Not currently meeting


10:00am Art Club

Carpet Bowls - Tuesdays & Fridays.

North Tyneside Pipe Band  - Every Wednesday.

7.15pm: St John’s Singers Rehearsal

(3-part female voice)

More singers very welcome !!!

Other activities are also available so please do come visit our church to see all that we offer. 

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Fancy a sing?

Do you sing Danny Boy in the shower ?

Do you hum along to  Magic Moments or Bridge over troubled water or  Amarillo when they come on the radio ?

Do you fancy singing something at Xmas but not trailing into Newcastle ?

Do you look at Friday night telly and think there’s nothing worth watching

St Johns Singers  could be the very place for you!

We are a jolly bunch of mostly retired women , some of us been in choirs for years, some are  just starting to sing with others. Our lovely leader Stewart plays our lines to help us learn the tunes, and accompanies us.  We have lines for high voices, middling voices and very low voices so you will fit in somewhere!  You don’t have to be able to read music but we do usually use music or words so we don’t have to remember too much!.  We sing for the fun of it and to do a couple of small concerts a year for our friends. Most of us live around Wideopen.

We meet at St John’s Church Canterbury Way Wideopen on Fridays at 7.15 to 8.45 .  

Our term started on September 2nd but you are welcome any time  

Come and sing along with us one night  for free and see if you like it.

If you do it costs £14 a term !

More information -just email this website

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If you have a suggestion on an activity you would like to see take place at church then contact us at and let us know your idea. If the idea gets enough interest then there is a chance we will incorporate it into our schedule and list of activities.