Community Service

OUR WITNESS

 

At Gosforth St. Nicholas we try to witness to our Christian faith through our service to our local and wider communities.  Some of the ways we do this are:

· Developing  closer links of support and co-operation with other Churches in our Deanery and Diocese , with our Diocesan links of Botswana, More, Winchester and with local churches through Christians Together in Gosforth.

· Developing  links with the Parish of St. George’s Wall

· Supporting  the work of Christian Aid and  USPG, and the Benwell Foodbank, St. Oswald’s Hospice and The People’s Kitchen

· having as close and supportive links as possible with the schools  in our parish (7 of them – the Vicar is Governor at Archbishop Runcie First School* and  Gosforth Park First school ), seeking to develop  links with  the medical practices  in our parish.

· Our Church halls are regularly and heavily used by the wider local community and provide a real service to many.

 

Our Church School  – Archbishop Runcie First School

· In line with the Dearing Report we believe that church schools are  central to the mission of the church and we welcome all opportunities to serve  Archbishop Runcie School, its children, staff and parents.

· We seek to have close and mutually supportive links with Archbishop Runcie First school

· The Vicar is a Governor ex officio. He leads worship in school most Monday mornings and is often  in school at other times too.

· Several members of our congregation serve as Foundation governors .

· Children from the school regularly visit our church building both for worship and for educational purposes.

· we have a termly School Link Eucharist on a Sunday  to which all parents at the school are invited