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 to be 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 (Senior Pastors/Elders)  Supported currently by Deacon Olaranke Gdadebo (Ronke) and Denis and Jen Batey (Deacons), Brian and Hazel Watson (Deacons).


We have recently appointed Brian Watson as a Church Liaison Worker who has taken on administrative and community liaison functions.


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


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



Senior Pastors Reverend Michael & Lindsey Hedley


Rev Michael and Lindsey Hedley are the new National Spiritual Coordinators for the Wesleyan Reform Union.


Pastor Lindsey is the Secretary of the Overseas Mission Committee as of June 17th 2019. Rev Michael is also serving on the Local Preachers Fellowship Committee, and the Ministerial Committee.  Michael is currently serving as the President of the WRU from June 2023 till June 2025.




Mobile 07879253072 Michael

Mobile 07854 820012 Lindsey

Oralonke (Toks) Ashiru Gbadebo (Deacon)

Denis and Jen Batey (Deacons)



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 WRU Church

69 - 71 North Seaton Road, Ashington Northumberland NE63 0AG


Tel: 07879253072



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