In person services
Join us at the Strongpoint Centre. Our recently refurbished building is cozy and warm and full accessible to all.
Prayer meeting downstairs Sundays at 10am for around half an hour then join us at 1100 upstairs, in person or online via YouTube and afterwards for coffee & chat.
We have a programme of events across the week, including Alpha, Small Groups and drop in sessions. See below for more information,
The Strongpoint Centre
660 Durham Road
Limited on street parking is usually available and there is a public car park a few hundred metres away at the Thomas Wilson Club. Directions
Go Ahead buses 1 and 21 stop near to Chowdene Chapel. The nearest bus stop is the Hutton Terrace stop.
Wednesday mornings from 1030
Join us downstairs in the cafe for a warm welcome, hot drinks and soup to keep the cold at bay !
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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.
For the younger people we have Strongpoint Kids (age 3-9)
More activities coming soon.
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.
Tuesday evenings at 7.30 in the hall downstairs – study group, not too deep, all welcome.
Wednesdays we are currently open from 10.30 to 1300 – drop in for chat and a warm with soup around 12.
Also Wednesday morning 11-12 we have a study group which is following the same study as the Tuesday night.
Whats happening –
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 children aged 3 – 9. Children stay in for the first 20 minutes of the service and then go out to do fun, age-related activities in their own fun space downstairs at the Strongpoint Centre
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 local community
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.
About Strongpoint CIO
Chowdene Community Church, Gateshead (Charity No. 239787) began in the early 1960’s. The Trust Deed, established in 1964, governing its activities wasnt really fit for purpose 50 odd years on so the old Chowdene charity is being wound up. All assets and liabilities have been transfered to Strongpoint (11914030 , a new CIO with a new Board of Trustees, which is better placed to serve the community in broader ways into the future. Meanwhile Chowdene Church continues to be the name of the church family that meets Sundays and across the week.
Believe. Receive. Be Restored .
(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.