Welcome to the website of Heaton Methodist Church

About Us

Heaton has Roll membership of 59 and an active membership of about 44. The Church enjoys the support of a wider community with which it keeps in touch, mainly by a monthly distribution of the Newsletter.

As is the norm in Methodism, Ministry is shared. The ministry of Minister Rev Janet P Jackson and Deacon Gail Morgan is shared with two Methodist churches in Wallsend.

Sunday worship is conducted by a variety of Ministers and Local Preachers who bring with them a variety of worship and ministry.

For a full review of Weekly Activities please refer to the Activities page.

The Church premises are in the last stages of redevelopment...a journey of faith, dedication and hard work. A dedication service took place in December 2014.

Should you decide to join in any part of life at Heaton, you would find a warm welcome.

A Brief History

The present church building opened in 1902 as Heaton United Methodist Church, though the Society had its roots in the Wesleyan Reformers, dating back to 1850.

In 1932, when the three branches of Methodism, Wesleyan, Primitive and United came together the church was renamed Heaton Methodist Church and in 1935 was placed in the Heaton and Wallsend Circuit.

Renovation work was carried out in 1950 and recently extensive regenerative work has been carried out to modernise and make fit for use in the present age. Maintenance work on both building and garden has always been an ongoing process,made possible by the dedication and generosity of successive generations of members.

In 2009,as the Heaton and Wallsend Circuit contracted it seemed advisable to amalgamate with Brunswick Central and so Heaton is now part of the newly named Circuit, Newcastle Central and East.

Copies of a booklet..'From Byker to Heaton'..giving a detailed history of the church and published in 2000 are available from the Church office.

Connections

Newcastle Central and East Circuit:
     Heaton is one of 13 churches in the Circuit, sending representatives to Circuit meetings.
     Here, the life and mission of the Circuit is discussed, planned and furthered.

Heaton Churches Together:
     Heaton is one of 9 churches in the area, working together ecumenically to plan events
     where life, fun and faith are shared with people in the locality

Elim Church.....Heaton Road:
     Heaton is supporting Elim in its provision of a Food bank for local people.