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St. Francis Church seeks to reveal Christ through worship and loving service. We aim to be a Church which encourages openness of heart and mind, helps people to grow in their relationship with God, and supports the building of community. These values are based on the example of St Francis of Assisi who showed us joy, love and humility. 

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and in the light of Government guidance concerning non-essential contact, all public worship and other activites were suspended in March. Since Monday 6th July we have begun to offer public services observing social distancing and good hygiene.  Up-to-date information is in the Notices in the left-hand sidebar of this homepage. You can read the Church of England's latest guidance HERE.

Meanwhile we continue to live a shared life of worship, community and service wherever we find ourselves. We update our website regularly to provide resources for prayer and worship at home, and post weekly messages, news and notices. Please explore our website, and keep checking back for new content.  We wish you peace and all good!

Worship this Sunday

Worship for this Sunday is an online service for The Sixth Sunday after Trinity premiering at 10am on YouTube:

You might also like to take a look at our RESOURCES FOR PRAYER

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This week's message from the Vicar

Looking after yourself during the Pandemic

We have created a blog post with links and suggestions, as well contributions by members of our congergation with ideas for how to cope during the Season of Separation caused by the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. 

CLICK HERE to find out more



Welcome to St Francis Church!

St. Francis Church reveals Jesus Christ through worship and loving service. We encourage open hearts and minds, help people to grow in their relationship with God, and support the building of an inclusive community. 

We follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi whose values were love, joy and humility. 

Sunday worship is in Church at 8am and 10am and on Zoom at 5pm 

We strive to live a shared life of worshipcommunity and service wherever we find ourselves. You can find resources for prayer and worship at home below, and we post weekly messages, news and notices.  We wish you peace and all good!

  Vicar's Weekly Message

Our Sunday Service

To watch past vicar's messages and

past services at St Francis please click here

Our recent 70th anniversary patronal celebration

with The Bishop of Newcastle is available to watch here

You might like to look at our RESOURCES FOR PRAYER

and Parish Reflections composed by members of the congregation

Recent News!

What's On