Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Church
Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Church

Welcome to Word Of Life Church in the North East!

Welcome to Word Of Life WRU Church in the North East


The Word of Life Church North East was founded in 2010 in Ashington, by Pastor Michael and Lindsey Hedley along with 4 other founding members.  


Word of Life Church North East meet every Sunday in our church building on North Seaton Road, Ashington from 10:30am till 12:30.  


 Word of Life Church in the North East are a Bible believing Church, who want to make an active impact in our community in Ashington in the North East of England to the Glory of God, by fulfilling the great commission which Jesus gave us to preach the Gospel, make disciples and baptise new believers.  


Word of Life Church in the North East's purpose is to love, encourage and accept each other for who we are in Christ and to help each other on a daily basis.  


Word of Life Church's services are based on praising God through lively and contemplative worship, prayer, teaching and sharing fellowship.    We also meet during the week for prayer meetings, Bible study and informal fellowship.   


We work with a range of organisations including Care homes for the elderly as well as other churches in the North East and in particular the Northumberland area. 


Word of Life Church in the North East in Ashington now offers you the opportunity to get to know more about us and if you are searching for God look at the following section.


Are You Searching for God?

We are all sinners.  The Bible tells us that we are all sinners and have all fallen short of the Glory of God.  Whether we have told a lie, stolen anything, been angry with someone, or even thought about committing adultery, we have sinned.  When we stand before God as we all must do we will have to give an account of our sins. And we will have no excuse before Him.


Imagine if you were in court and had been accused and found guilty of a crime you had committed, and you were waiting for the sentence to be announced, then someone came and says to the judge, I will pay his or her fine, or spend the time in prison for them, how do you think you would feel?


Well thats what Jesus did for us.  God is a just judge and he has to punish sin, so what he did was to send Jesus to earth to pay our fine for our sins.  Jesus died on a cross 2000 years ago so that we could be forgiven for our sins, what an amazing deal!


That is called amazing grace.  If you want to be forgiven for your sins and really desire to live a new life on this earth as well as spending eternity with God, then we appeal to you to get right with God now! 


No matter how bad you think you are, there is no sin that God will not forgive.  We all have a past, we all need a friend and we all want to spend our future with the one who loves us the most and that is God.  He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins that we might have everlasting life.  Speak to God now and say the following prayer:


Lord Jesus Christ


I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life.  I ask you for forgiveness.  I repent of all my sins.  Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins.  Please come into my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit today and be with me forever.


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Prayer for Today

Dear Lord I praise You and exalt You. I thank you that I am poor in spirit and needy.  That need is to desire You more.  Thank you Lord that You think of me and that You are my help and my deliverer.  I know that when I cry to You, You do not delay in answering me, because I know that if I ask for anything of the Father in the name of Jesus, you will bring it to pass. O Gracious Lord let Your will be done in me and through me. I pray these things in Jesus Mighty Name.  Amen.

Verse of the Day

1 John 2:3 AMP "And this is how we may discern daily, by experience, that we are coming to know Him, (to perceive, recognise, understand and become better acquainted with Him): if we keep, ( bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings, (precepts, commandments).

This Week's Prayer Requests



Please pray for PEACE in Syria , Yemen and Iraq, that all the warring parties will lay aside their differences and come as one to the table to negotiate a peace settlement.


Please continue to pray for the leaders of our nation, that they may bring justice to the poor, help to the needy and equity for all.  Bring an end to greed and let the love of Jesus Christ be made manifest in Parliament.


Please continue to pray for our church, for workers and resources that we might use to bring the Gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of Ashington.


Pray for the WRU Church in Soulden for Revival


Pray for the WRU Muff Field Church for their new Pastor James Fenton


Pray for the Ivinghoe & Pitstone WRU Chapel to find a way forward with Rural Ministries and for revival and transformation to come to their towns.


Pray for the WRU Little Chapel in Bedworth to continue serving in their community and for a greater sense of unity and purpose.


Pray for the Sleaford Circuit for their leader Joyce Turner.


Pray for the WRU St Just Church in Cornwall for unity and oneness in the church, as the Father and Son and Holy Spirit are as One.


Pray for the Guide Post WRU Church for guidance and direction.


Please pray that a lost generation who have had no access to bibles in schools or Christian assemblies would come to know the real Gospel and real truthful Christianity.


Pray for Jewish people all over the world that they would know their Messiah


Please pray for the the leaders of this church, that we will continue to be Salt and Light in this community.


Please pray for Church unity that love will conquer over all and let our divisions cease.


Please pray that child trafficking will be stopped all over the world


Please pray that God's will be done on earth as it is  in heaven


Please pray for the work of Open Doors and the work they do in helping our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith


Please pray for peace in Jerusalem and in Israel as a whole


Please pray for the work of Revelation TV and all its presenters that God will keep doing the excellent work through them


Please pray for God's church worldwide that we will proclaim His word boldly


Please pray for the prodigals to return to faith in Christ in the town of Ashington and all over the UK

Women Of Action

Our new Women of Action group commenced in January of this year.  Aiming for the women of the church to build each other up spiritually and to reachout into the community around us to ensure that the Gospel message is heard and understood.  The group is facilitated by Sue Farr and the meetings are held monthly, generally on the last friday of the month with a few exceptions.

Good Friday Service

We are holding a Good Friday Service at our Church  commencing from 11:00am till 1:00pm, this is for the free churches in Ashington.  Hot drinks will be served prior to the start of the meeting.  Worship and the Word will then be delivered.

Nigerian Evening

We held a Nigerian Evening in the Church on Saturday the 17th of February.  A wonderful night of Nigerian Worship, Culture, food and fellowship was had by all, led by the Akinsola Family.  Pictures below.


Friday Diner

Our Friday Diner at church is on the last Friday  of every month from 12:00 till 2:00pm.  Soup and sandwiches and a range of other hot meals will be available for each of the coming months.  This is an outreach for those who may be lonely, or who maybe are just in need of company.  There is no charge for the food but donations are welcomed.

Lent Services

The Lent Services this year will be our own in the church for six weeks starting from Thursday the 15th of February, from 6 till 7.  We will be focussing upon the Beattitudes for the six week period.  Rev Michael Hedley and Pastor Ayodeji Akinsola will be sharing the teaching over these six weeks.

Pastor Michael's Ordination Service

The ordination service of Rev Michael Hedley took place on Saturday the 25th of November 2017.  It was led by Phil Hartshorn the WRU President of 2017/18, with input from Rev Ian Fall chair of the ministerial committee.  It was a wonderful day for all concerned.  A very special privelege that this service was delivered in our home church and not as it is usually done at conference.  Thanks to all who participated and a heartfelt thanks for the wonderful gifts that you have given us both


Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley.

Deji Akinsola

We welcome back once again our great friend and brother in Christ Pastor Ayodeji Akimsola as he went back to Nigeria to minister at his home Church, the Charis Family International Church in Basorun.  He has now returned to the UK to our church and it is lovely to see him again.  We are planning a Nigerian worship, food and fellowship night on the 17th of February.

Gordon Brown's Baptism

Once again this year it was a great priviledge for our rapidly growing Church Family to witness yet another baptism.  Gordon gave his life to Jesus in July earlier this year and he went through the waters of baptism at Bedlington Trinity Church.  A fantastic time was had by all and we truly rejoice that his life is now heading in a new Holy Spirit filled direction.

Toddler Group

We have commenced a new Parent Toddler Group in the church in Ashington starting on Thursday 5th October  The Tiny Rainbows Toddler Group is held on every Thursday morning apart from School holidays from 10:30 - 12:00.



Baptism Service

We held a Baptism Service on Saturday May 27th at Bedlington Trinity Church for Caroline Taylor who joined our fellowship earlier this year.  We had a wonderful time in God's presence and the service went so well.  Pictures of the event are below this text.

Mission House

The property adjacent to our church number 73 North Seaton Road which is currently a dwelling house and in need of refurbishment can now be utilised as The Word of Life Mission House.


Work will begin soon to refurbish the building ready for it to be used for our outreach programmes.


Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever


Hebrews 13:8


This is not just breaking news, it is the news from yesterday, today and tomorrow and guess what?  It is forever.  Hallelujah!!!!!




Contact us at:


Word of Life Church

Wesleyan Reform Union

North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG

Tel: 01670 814425

Mobile 07879253072 Michael

Lindsey 07854820012
E-mail: wordoflifechurch@hotmail.co.uk


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