Your Local Churches

The Team Parish of Christ the King was established in 1988 and consists of the churches of:

St. Aidan’s Church
Brunton Park

St Aidan’s has been serving the communities of Brunton Park, Melton Park and Whitebridge Park since these developments were built in the late 1940s onwards. The church building has been at the centre of the community and is next door to the independently run Community Centre.

On the first Sudnay of the month there is a Family Serivce which is particularly welcoming of children and their grown-ups, it aims to be informal and engaging for all ages. The other three Sundays of the month are a Communion service with a mix of informal and traiditional worship.

The congregation at St Aidan’s is a friendly mixture of those who have lived in this community for a long time as well as new families who have come to live in the area. Tea and coffee are served after each service so people have a chance to get to know each other.

The church was built in a modern style in 1960 and is an attractive and light building. A new community room was added in 2000 and this is regularly used for different groups including Brunton Babes, Silverline Memory Café, art group, film club, antenatal classes, group meetings etc. There is a café here every Saturday from 10.00 – 12.00.


St. Columba’s Church

St Columba’s is a friendly and welcoming modern church in the heart of Wideopen. It has been on its present site since 1983 when it brought together two congregations. The church has been at the heart of the communities of Seaton Burn and Wideopen for many years serving the people there. Until the 1960s mining was an important part of local life. Since then the area has drawn many people working in the wider conurbation and looking for a friendly location to settle. Now the area is growing with many new homes being built. The church building is open, light and attractive with a good hall space for meetings and groups.

The worship at St Columba’s is traditional in style, focused around regular weekly communion. It is dignified and peaceful. There is space and provision for children too. Tea and coffee are served after the morning service and offer an opportunity to get to know others.

St. Cuthbert’s Church
Brunswick Village

This is a small church building that serves the communities of Brunswick Village and Hazelrigg. The building was erected in 1905
by the community who wanted a church close to where they live. The building itself has a warm and welcoming feel to it. The church has a kitchen attached and it is hoped to make more use of the church building itself to serve the local community.

The service is relaxed and informal, based around weekly communion. Children are most welcome and find the informal and relaxed atmosphere helps them to feel at home.

St Matthew’s Church

St Matthew’s Church at Dinnington is the oldest building in the parish and is a Grade 2 listed building. It has served the community of Dinnington for many years as it has changed from being a mainly mining and farming community to a dormitory village serving Newcastle and beyond.

A number of new housing developments have enlarged the village. St Matthew’s church doesn’t have its own church hall but makes good use of the village hall.

The congregation at St Matthews is open, inclusive and friendly. While worship style is based around a weekly communion service, it has a relaxed and informal feel.


Contact the Parish
Janice Charlton
on 0191 236 7962
or email


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