This was a day out in Newcastle which began at the Sage (wonderful concert venue on the Quayside) with the ladies being greeted by the Mayor of Gateshead. At 11.30 we met the group at Wesley Square on Newcastle's quayside in front of the obelisk which is a monument to Wesley's first visit to Newcastle in 1742.
but sadly no-one indulged!
Joyce Hindmarch led the afternoon worship service at Brunswick, Rev Leo Osborn, Chair of Newcastle District and President designate presided over Holy Communion and I preached. We had a deeply moving signing by Anne Collinson of the hymn 'I the Lord of Sea and Sky' which brought many of us to tears. A wonderful event and a delight to host the Methodist Women in Britain from the Cumbria, Darlington, Newcastle, Scotland and Shetland Districts of our church.