Church News

If you want to know about recent happenings in the church or which web pages have been recently updated, this is the place to be!

If you have any news you'd like putting on the website, or think I've missed something important, please email

Quiz night - Saturday 9th February - get your tickets now

Thrift Shop Fashion show - thanks to everyone who helped out at the Fashion show - an amazing £481.90 was raised on the night for Children in Distress. We have since had some additional donations as well as an additional £100 donated by HMRC Riverside. We were able to send them a cheque for £601.40

Easter Afternoon Tea
Here's a taster - more pictures here

YouTube links
John Latimer's songs can be seen on our homepage and here.

Sunday 4th March there will be no service
This is for health and safety because of the snow and ice.

John Latimer's song, that we heard on Remembrance Sunday is now on the website. Why not check it out?

Christmas Afternoon Tea and Carols with Mission Possible
We had a lovely time - photos here

Christmas Craft night 25/11/2017
Our Craft night was enjoyed by all, pictures showing people busy at work and some more of our creations can be seen here

New notice boards
Our outside board was looking a bit tired and the damp was getting in and spoiling the posters. We now have a nice new one, which looks very smart.

We also have a new notice board, next to the church doors to welcome everyone as they arrive

New dates for your diary

We lit candles as part of our service on Sunday 13/8/2017

40th Anniversary Banner
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations we made a banner and everyone who came to the afternoon tea of service added a flower.

Afternoon Tea and 40th Anniversary Service
The afternoon tea was enjoyed by 60 people. And we had a lovely service on Sunday lead by Elaine Lindridge. Some of the photos taken during the afternoon tea are up in the hall. More photos here. (A big thank you to Catherine and Tom for the photos)

40th Anniversary Afternoon Tea
Tickets are selling fast - if you'd like to come along you need to get your ticket by the 30th April!

Good Friday Labyrinth
A very moving experience - if you didn't make it this year, I'd certainly reccommend you try it another year

Afternoon Tea
On Saturday 6th May at 2.30pm we are having an afternoon tea to celebrate Glebe's 40th Anniversary. Tickets are £2.50 and must be bought by the 30th April. For tickets see the stewards or email

Good Friday Labyrinth
On the 14th April our Friday Cell Group are organising a Good Friday Labyrinth 9am to 10.15am & 12.15pm to 3pm.

Gingerbread House Decorating Party:
We had a very enjoyable evening. Below are the tins we collected for the food bank and a couple of the completed houses. More photos here.

Samaritans Purse: Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box. We collected 22 shoe boxes this year.

Christmas Fair Saturday 3rd December
We'd be very grateful for any donations and don't forget to come along and support us and see what bargains you can find.

Nativity Service  - Too busy for Christmas?
The Sunday school did a brilliant job, as usual, and made us think - are we too busy for the real meaning of Christmas?
(more pictures on the Nativity 2015 page)

Toy service (6th December)
As with previous years, everyone was very generous with their donations of toys for the Salvtion Army to distribute.

Gingerbread Jamboree a great success!
Thank you to everyone who came along and helped out, everyone had a great night and left with a completed Gingerbread house. Some pictures below, but lots more in the the photo album

Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoeboxes
This years collection of Christmas Shoe boxes to be distributed around the world.

Gingerbread Jamboree
We've finalised the details for our gingerbread making event on the 20th November.  Catherine has been having a practice! Do you fancy having a go? Tickets are only £5.
Full details on the events page.

Harvest Festival
We collected items for Sunderland food bank for this years Harvest Festival.

Beetle drive
We had a very good evening and raised £130.77 for Children in Distress.

Beetle Drive
We're having another beetle drive to raise funds for Children in Distress, full details on the events page

A warm welcome to Rev Rohama Asif and her family who have now joined us.

A big thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our collections for Children in Distress and the gifts for our sponsored children, Cristina and Nicoleta. We've sent cheques for £177.50 and the photo below shows the selection of clothes and  toys for the girls.

Car boot and table top sale has been cancelled

Church Fair Saturday 20th June 2pm
Don't forget to come along and support us or offer help if you can!

Carboot/table top sale Saturday 4th July 10am
Details are now on the events page if you're interested in booking a space

Name Project
For our church anniversary, we collected the names of people who were, and still are connected with our church; below is the result - can you find your name?
There's a big poster up in the hall if you want to have a better look.

The website has had an update - the photo albums have been organised and there are photos from our Easter service.

Beetle drive - Saturday 7th March 6pm. Details on the events page.

New photo of the congregation taken 11/1/15 at our Covenant Service

New photos
New photos in the photo album from Unwrapping Christmas and more of the Nativity. Did anybody else take any photos? Please email them to

Toy Service
A big thank you to everyone who brought toys along this morning. They will be distributed in the local area by the Salvation Army. Below is a picture with just some of the donations.

Unwrapping Christmas
We had a great night, I'll add some more photos when I get the chance (including Rupert and Gladys!), but here's one for starters 

Church Fair
A big thank you to everyone who helped out and came along and supported our fair, and a special thank you to the people from Barclays who came and helped too. We had a really good day and raised £724.58 for church funds.

Christmas activities
Details of our Christmas fair, and events in December are on the events page. 

Harvest Festival
Instead of the traditional fresh fruit and veg, we had a collection for Sunderland Food Bank.

Beetle Drive
We had a very successful night and raised £104 to be split between church funds and Children in Distress.

Church Trip
We had a very enjoyable trip to Jesmond Dene on the 14th September, we enjoyed lunch in the room, then moved outside for some games with the parachute and then went our separate ways.
Photo below of everyone who came along, I've put some more in the photo album and will add to it when I get the chance and also get some photos printed for the board in the church hall.


Parachute games

Church Trip
Our trip to Jesmond Dene is on the 14th September, don't forget to sign up if you're planning to come along.

Great news! We have heard from Children in Distress and our sponsored child, Cristina now has the equipment we helped to fund. She is working with physiotherapists and they hope that she will eventually be able to walk independently. There are photos of her are in the hall next to the hatch.

more information about Cristina

A big thank you
A big thank you to everyone who helped out and supported the car boot and table top sale. We had a great time and plan to have another one.

Car boot and table top sale update as of 19/6/14 we only have one space left (outside).

New photos on the following pages: Sunday School, Mission Possible, Photo Album

Car Boot and Table Top Sale Update - we only have 4 outside spaces left, the Thrift shop will be open, there'll be refreshments and children's activities including face painting as well as the stalls.

Beetle Drive - (14th June) we had a very enjoyable night and raised £66.50 which will be split between church funds and Children in Distress.

Events page has been updated with information about the car boot & table top sale

Thank you to everyone who helped at the church fair, new photos in the photo album

Catherine and Philip got married on the 29th March


A very successful Cake stall!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our cake stall (23rd March) to raise funds for Children in Distress. We raised £66, well done everyone.

We made it!!!
Following on from the success of the beetle drive (and a big thank you to all who helped or came along and supported us) and the generous donations we have received, we have reached our £300 target for Cristina. This will be posted to Children in Distress on Monday (10th March) so they can get the equipment for Cristina ordered as soon as possible.

Beetle Drive
We had a very enjoyable evening (8th March) and in the process raised  £145 which will be split equally between church funds and for Cristina at  Children in Distress. A big thank you to all who helped out or came along and supported us. Lots of photos were taken - how many times can you spot yourself?

Recently updated web pages

Photo album             
Cristina, our sponsored child