Self-Catering Christian Holiday/Retreat - Covid Secure
Two bedroom terraced cottage. Recently refurbished property and fully furnished for the ideal holiday centre. Ground floor comprising entrance lobby, lounge and Kitchen Diner, fitted with oven/hob, dishwasher, washing machine and larder fridge. Bathroom comprising w.c shower and bath. Car parking at rear of property. Wheelchair access is only available to the ground floor.
1st floor with two fully fitted bedrooms. Master Bedroom with ensuite facilities
The cottage is situated next door to the Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Union Church and through prior arrangement visitors can have access to the church.
The holiday property is situated 300m from the centre of the Northumberland town of Ashington. The property is within 10 minutes drive to the glorious sandy beaches of Northumberland, a stunning coastline which has so much to explore. There is an Asda, Lidl and Aldi superstores available for shopping along with many other shops in the town centre. Restaurants in Ashington include Italian, Indian, Chinese, Greek and Turkish.
A 20 minute drive will take you into Newcastle Upon Tyne City Centre, with the Eldon Square shopping precinct and many restaurants to choose from. The Metro Centre in Gateshead, an amazing shopping mall, the largest in Europe is a 30 minute drive.
Northumberland has a rich cultural history, the birthplace of Christianity in England, small market towns such as Alnwick and Morpeth. The Alnwick Garden is a must visit site, as well as industrial museums including Woodhorn Colliery Museum on the outskirts of Ashington. Durham Cathedral is within a 45 minute drive. Northumberland has many castles to visit such as Bamburgh, Holy Island, Dunstanburgh and Warkworth.
If you like long walks in unspoilt countryside you are literally 20 minutes drive from many country parks with a rich abundance of wildlife. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 45 minutes drive and tides allowing, access is across a causeway.
The church has many programmes which the visitor can get involved in from Prayer, to Bible Studies, Praise and Worship Programmes and quiet meditation. One to one and one to group sessions are available and programmes can be designed for the individuals need. Visitors can also join in with the full church programme.
Prices start from £40 per night as of the 1st of June. Discounts apply to WRU Members. Bookings can be per night; weekend; midweek or full week breaks.
Please contact Rev Michael or Lindsey Hedley to confirm your booking on 07879 253072 or 07854 820012. A small booking deposit is taken at the time of booking and remaining balance payment upon arrival.
The Word of Life Church are open for Sunday Services following the latest government guidelines to ensure we are Covid Compliant, with the wearing of face masks, hand sanitisers in place and social distancing measures in place to protect everyone attending the services.
We now have our coffee mornings re-opened and our monthly Diner, which is open to everyone. Prayer Meetings are now fully re-opened in the Church but Bible Studies will continue on Zoom until September where we will decide upon which will be the right forum, it could possible be a mixture of Zoom and in church attendance for the Bible Study.
We look forward to July 25th, when all of our services can once again be in the Church building and we can meet freely without restrictions.
God bless. Pastors Michael and Lindsey Hedley
Following our successful bid to gain funding for a post-Covid journey to recovery programme, we are pleased to announce that nearly all of the courses 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.
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.
Even though we are now able to meet more freely and we wait with anticipation the restrictions being cancelled on the 19th of July we will still continue to live stream our Sunday services every Sunday morning from 10:30 am till 12:30. 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, 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.
The project for the Wesleyan Reform Union's Overseas Mission Department will this year be to continue to raise funds for the Good News Hospital in Mandritsara in Madagscar. They are building a new operating theatre and 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.
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
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
Or use our online contact form.