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

About us: Christian Teaching in the North East

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 had a vision from God to plant a new church in Ashington and from this a dozen wells of salvation would be opened in the south east Northumberland area.  This vision 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.  We are a Bible Believing Church and we stand on the authority of the Word of God as thr truth in all matters!


After much prayer and with no 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 and have seen the church grow in 9 years to 10 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 this coming months 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 fulness and represent Jesus Christ on this earth as His people.


We 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) MIllicent Little (Elder).  Supported by Deacon Olaranke Gdadebo (Toks).


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   

Meet the Team

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.


E-mail: wordoflifechurch@hotmail.co.uk

Tel 01670 814425

Mobile 07879253072

Milly Little Senior Elder

Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives

Coming Soon

When the lockdown measures are over and the current pandemic comes to an end.  Word of Life WRU Church are pleased to announce that they have been given funding through Awards For All for a Creativity in the Community Project.


This project will be based in our Church building, and will explore creative writing, photography, upcycling of furniture and a range of other creative subjects. This project will be on Wednesday Evening and Thursday Morning and is open to all who would like to explore learning new skills in the arts and crafts environment.


We will post updates as to when this project will start as soon as it is safe to do so.

Church Services Update

Every Sunday we are having a live stream service from 11:00am till 12:00.  This is being streamed through facebook live on our facebook Word of Life WRU Church page.  We have secured a live stream licence, and a music reproduction licence which allows us to broadcast songs of various Christian artists that are named within the database of CCLI.  THis means we will be singing our praises to God together albeit remotely, sharing communion together and Pastor Michael will continue to share his sermons live through facebook live.  If you miss that live feed then they will appear on our church facebook page, and will later be uploaded onto our website here.  They will also be uploaded onto our Word of Life Whatsapp page as well.


Every evening around 6pm, we will also deliver a short message and a prayer on facebook which is pre-recorded, however we may go live with those too.  Pastor Michael will also record the sermons he has already prepared for the continuing exposition of the Book of Revelation and these will appear as pre-recorded sermons on our sermon page here.


We are looking at ways in which we can continue to support not just our congregation but the wider public as well and more information will be posted at a later date about our plans.


This is only temporary and one day very soon we will all meet together again to rejoice together, pray and hear the Word of God together.  We look forward to that glorious day.  For now Lindsey and I would like to thank you for your encouragement, your love and support throughout these difficult days.


Be assured.  Jesus is still Lord and God is and always will be in sovereign control of His creation.  God bless and lots of love from Pastors Michael and Lindsey Hedley

Completion of Theology Training

It is with great pleasure to announce that Pastor Lindsey Hedley has completed her Theology Training Course.  Her certificate was presented by Pastor Michael at our Sunday Service.  Lindsey has gained so much from doing this course and has been truly blessed by completing it, gaining a great understanding of our awesome God and His Word.

Overseas Mission Project for 2019 -20

The new project for the Wesleyan Reform Union's Overseas Mission Department will this year be to raise £9,000 for a new Cystoscope machine for the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara in Madagscar.  All funds that the Word of Life Church raise this year from our Diner's will go towards that fund.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please contact Pastor Lindsey and she will assist you in making your donation.  God Bless.

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 Christain retreat, and we can offer a wide range of support programmes during your stay with us.  


From Bible Teaching - various topics - to Worship Leading - to dance as a form of worship, 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: 01670 814425

Mobile 07879253072 Michael

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


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