In person services
We are delighted to confirm that we return to our weekly in person services at Chowdene Chapel from Sunday 3rd October 2021. Join us at 11am and afterwards for coffee & chat.
660 Durham Road
As government restrictions have ended there is no requirement to wear a mask or to socially distance. However if you prefer we are reserving the downstairs area for mask wearers.
We have plans for major redevelopment of the chapel building to bring it up to date and transform it into a vibrant community hub for use by and accessible to all so please bear with us over coming months as works progress.
Moving from online to hybrid church.
Through Covid we built a vibrant online community. Not just Sunday services but midweek prayer groups, book clubs, house groups, youth groups, quiz nights and coffee and chat.
Now we are back to meeting in person at the chapel we will continue to meet online for some activities. As part of the redevelopment plans for the chapel we will soon be streaming services live but in the shorter term Sunday services will be recorded and put up on our youtube channel.
Past online services and the music videos we have chosen for services can be found here, just click the appropriate button below.
Our church is a happy place
A joyful space
Where kids can be kids
Where the welcome is warm
Where the love is genuine
And there is much laughter
With music old and new
Solid, positive teaching
And great coffee, freshly brewed!
Chowdene is a genuinely friendly family church in Gateshead where everyone is welcome.
Our name comes from the chapel where we started in Low Fell. After more than ten years in a borrowed venue our family & chapel are about to embark on an exciting journey of transformation into a beautiful community hub,
The church family meets every Sunday at 11am.
Our meetings are usually just an hour or so and are a real family celebration with something for everyone.
Mixing modern and traditional worship songs and encouraging teaching there is something for everyone.
During the week, we meet in small groups in various locations and we also have a number of community based initiatives for all
Starting with a toddler group for our youngest, right through to lunch clubs and walking groups for our older family members and everything in between check the information below to find out more.
Whats happening –
Chowdene Church are a praying people that believe and depend on the power of prayer. We acknowledge that when we pray, we are coming to a loving father who requires us to pray and rewards our prayers; Our father in heaven … (Matt 6:9)
If you are in need of prayer, get in touch with us at email@example.com or go to the prayer page to fill out a form and our prayer team will discretely and confidentially follow up on your request.
Our prayer vision is “For God to establish our church as a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:6)”
We believe that through prayer, we serve one another, and we bring the power and importance of prayer into all the areas of the church ministries and we believe in the healing power of prayer; as the bible says;
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7)
On the first Sunday of every month at 10am we join as a smaller group of the church community to join in corporate prayer. We also spend time praying for one another and celebrating answered prayer during our main morning gathering. We meet in house groups and other smaller groups to ensure that we are a praying church right throughout the week
For under 3s. There are toys, books and space to run in the dance studio next door to the main hall.
Parents with young children are invited to come and go as they feel the need, either leaving their child to be looked after by the creche helpers or staying with them.
Every Thursday morning in term-time, 9.15 – 10.45, for pre-school children and their parents/carers. A free-play time, including ride-on toys, craft, construction, role play, etc., is followed by snack and then communal nursery rhyme singing.
On the last Thursday of each month, there is an optional extra Bible story session at 10.45
For children aged 3 – 9. Children stay in for the first 20 minutes of the service and then go out to do age-related activities.
Currently we are using Story Keepers material and the children are enjoying watching the videos, and exploring the stories of Jesus alongside Ben the Baker and his family and friends.
Small Groups / House Groups
Small Groups / House Groups
It’s great to gather around food to talk about what was discussed in a message, have fun, just hang out in a social setting. Various locations, mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
In the summer each year we hold a week long holiday club for children in Primary (Infants or Junior) school.
This year the dates are 3-7 August 10.00 – 12.00 each morning, with an all-age service to celebrate the week on Sunday 9th August at Emmanuel College.
Our theme this year is WonderZone, and we will be making some amazing scientific discoveries, and finding out more about who God is each day.
- Xstream Team
Our exciting pre-teens group, meets on Sunday morning from 11 .15 to 12.15 .
Using fun games and activities we explore the Bible together as we seek to engage with and empower our your people. As a group we are learning who God is, what He does and how we can get involved.
Our aim is to inspire pre-teens to meet God through the Bible, so if you are in school years 5 to 7 come along and find out more.
For young people in Y7 and older. Most Saturday evenings the Youth meet for pool, table tennis, games, a meal together and a Bible study discussion.
Currently a number of parents and grandparents are reading through ‘Raising Faith’ by Katherine Hill and Andy Frost.
We meet in informal groups to discuss what we have read during the last week of each month.
Singing for fun, community, laughter and the occasional performance. A new project that has really got off the ground. All ages welcome. No experience required. No auditions. Talk to Gill or Ruth for details/
The mighty men of Chowdene meeting together for bloke chat, breakfast and a guest speaker. A very “non churchy” environment so bring your mates. Quarterly, see news page or Facebook for details.
In the local community
We partner with lots of local and national organisations who need practical help.
When a crisis strikes a family with children, its effects can be devastating. Many of us would turn to relatives and friends for support but some families can be really isolated with nobody there to help them. Safe Families is a Christian charity offering early intervention volunteer support to vulnerable children and families with the aims of preventing child neglect and abuse, stabilising the family and reducing the flow of children into the care system.
We have more than 20 volunteers working with the charity and have supported more than 100 children.
We are a local church with a global reach. We have a number of partners working across the world including –
Believe. Receive. Be Restored .
God’s Grace is a gift for everyone. None of us deserve it, however “good” we think we are. “Grace” is the most important concept in Christianity. It is most clearly expressed in the promises of God revealed in Scripture and embodied in Jesus Christ. Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God.
(Romans 3 v 23-24) Visit us and find out more.
Our vision and values
go and make disciples…
Our vision here at Chowdene Church in Gateshead is based on Jesus’ commandment in Matthew 28 to “Go and Make Disciples”
We believe that the Local Church is God’s plan for the world and we meet each Sunday in Community to worship, equip and encourage one another and then go out and change the world around us,
In support of our Vision, we live out a set of dynamic values woven into our church culture and applied to all we seek to achieve. Read more below.