The Word of Life Church was established in October 2010 by husband and wife Pastors; Rev Michael and Lindsey Hedley, as well as Milly and Sid Little.


Michael felt that God was calling him to plant a new church in Ashington and from this a dozen wells of salvation would be re-opened. This call was supported by over a dozen Christians who after a prayer retreat confirmed this was in God's plan and purpose. The Church was to be one of Christian Teaching for both new and mature Christians in the North East of England and around the world. The Church was tobe a Bible Believing Church and to stand completely on the authority of the Word of God as the truth in all matters!


After much prayer and with very little advertising we started the church on 27th October 2010. We held weekly Sunday evening meetings from that point as well as Prayer groups and Bible studies. In the years that followed we have seen God's work at hand and have seen the church grow to many times its original size.


We have seen many answers to prayers as well as new Christians coming to salvation in Christ. 


The Word of Life Church will continue to grow in God's timing and according to His plan and purpose and our focus will remain on preaching the gospel and making disciples in ways which impact our community around us.


We prayerfully seek God for all that we do and are excited about the future post Covid, in which we will be seeking to impact the community around us while proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


We are normal ordinary people from a wide range of  backgrounds, who love Ashington, its people and the surrounding area and seek to ensure that we honestly present the truth of the Bible in its fullness and represent Jesus Christ on this earth as His people.


The Church joined with the Wesleyan Reform Union in February 2015 and are based permanently in our Church on North Seaton Road in Ashington. We have developed a Word of God based teaching community within the Church as we believe that the Word of God is central to all that we do. 


Our Leadership team consists of Rev Michael & Lindsey Hedley (Pastors)  Supported by Deacon Olaranke Gdadebo (Ronke).


We are a Charity and our Accounts are published on the Charity Commission Website each year.


We invite you to contact us, attend one of our meetings or even just have a chat about Christianity by using our contact form.


God Bless


Pastor Michael and Lindsey Hedley and all at Word of Life WRU Church   



Pastors Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley

Pastor Lindsey is the Secretary of the Overseas Mission Committee as of June 17th 2019.  Rev Michael is the Secretary for the Home Missions Committee. Both Michael and Lindsey serve on the General Committee of the Wesleyan Reform Union.  Rev Michael is also serving on the Local Preachers Fellowship Committee.



Tel 01670 814425

Mobile 07879253072

Oralonke (Toks) Ashiru Gbadebo (Deacon)

Journey To Recovery


Following our successful bid to gain funding for a post-Covid journey to recovery programme, we are pleased to announce that  all of the programmes that we originally intended to deliver are now being delivered in Church.  We had to do sone of the courses on Zoom and facebook during the lockdown and while they have been successful, we are so pleased that we can now offer these programmes in person and in Church. The funding from Allchurches Trust means we can deliver English as an Additional Language courses free of charge, healthy living courses combining exercise, healthy eating, and help with debt management, as well as basic computer literacy aimed at people who have been isolated due to having no access to technology to help them stay in touch with others. 


This comes on top of the funding sucessfully gained from All churches Trust, for the development of our upper rooms in the church to create a prayer room, better storage facilities and an arts and crafts room that CRE8 are using.  This has involved putting in a new staircase to allow better and easier access, a partition wall in the storage room, as well as painting and decorating the area.  This has been hampered somewhat in the development by the Pandemic, but is now  complete and is ready to to be  used.


Praise God for all that He is doing.


Ronke's Book

It was our very great privilege to attend the launch of Toks (Olaronke Ashiru Gbadebo's) book "Don't Take the Poison", on Saturday 19th September. 


We are promoting her book on our website to support her in this work and so the following is a description of the book and there are two links for you to purchase it, through Amazon and Google.


*Don't Take that Poison* is a call for anyone who desires to live a life that pleases God, and who is committed to enjoying the abundant life available in Christ. 


The book looks deeply into the issue of offences and how it impacts our lives and our ability to be fruitful. 


It provides deep insights into the purpose of relationships and different ways offences can wreak havoc. 


You will get answers to questions like:


a) What causes offences:


b) The signs of an offended heart:


c) Effects of harbouring offences:


d) The path of victory


It provides compelling answers to deep heart issues especially those that have been wounded through lifes circumstances and are struggling to let go of the wounds incurred.


The book will help to escape the poison offences brings into our lives.


Christian Retreat

Our Mission House next door to the Church is available for bookings to stay for 1 to 30 nights.  The house is used as a Christian retreat, and we can offer a wide range of support programmes during your stay with us.  


From Bible Teaching - various topics - to Worship Leading  prayer and a range of other activities.


We are based on the wonderful panoramic Northumberland coastline which is literally 5 minutes drive away, but also have access to the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside and Cheviot hills which are only 30 minutes drive.


Pleas see our Mission House Christian Retreat Section on this website, or visit our Mission House Retreat page on facebook.




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: 07879253072

Lindsey 07854820012


Or use our online contact form.

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