Entries by Lesley Dinning

Sunday’s and Tuesday’s in Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sermons

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Easter Day Sermon


Throughout Holy Week, our thoughts will be led by our Curate, Stephanie Keates.

The theme will be Fully Human: Walking with the disciples through Holy Week. She will be looking at the stories and experiences of those around Jesus in that first Holy Week, what they tell us about what it is to be human and present in challenging times, as they witness the trial, death, burial, and resurrection of their friend.

The most recent sermon will be immediately below. Please scroll down for older ones.



Good Friday

Address by Stephanie Keates

  Theme: Trial



Maundy Thursday

Address by Stephanie Keates

  Theme: Feet





Holy Wednesday

Address by Stephanie Keates

  Theme: Betrayal




Holy Tuesday

Address by Stephanie Keates

  Theme: Greeks




Holy Monday

Address by Stephanie Keates

  Theme: Perfume





“Grit to Glory” with Canon Peter Dobson

On Tuesdays in Lent at 7.30pm, Peter will lead our thoughts in this sermon series looking at some of the small, often overlooked, and usually unglamorous details of the Christian story (and stories). The most recent sermon will appear immediately below; please scroll down for older sermons, from Ash Wednesday and Sunday’s in Lent..






23rd March – Little and Often – The Feeding of the 5000





16th March – Making a Meal of it: Jesus, Martha and Mary







9th March – Means Testing: The Parable of the Good Samaritan








Tuesday 2nd March  – (In) Decent Exposure: The Parable of the Prodigal Son.








Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – Problem and Promise: The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price



ASH WEDNESDAY and following Sunday Sermon series… Wandering and Wondering: a world of difference.  Lent 1 – Encountering Faith, Lent 2 – Encountering Love, Lent 3 – Embracing the World, Lent 4 – Embracing Hope, Lent 5 – Embracing the Church.






The Revd Bryan Vernon, Lent 5 – Embracing the Church








The Vicar: Revd Brian Hurst – Lent 4 – Embracing Hope







Joan Grenfell – Lent 3 –

Embracing the World





Stephanie Keates – Lent 2 – Encountering Love







Emily Gibson – Lent 1 – Encountering Faith







Derek Avery – A world of difference

Jesmond Festival During Covid-19

In the absence of a Jesmond Festival 2020…

A selection of ‘Art and Crafts’ from our local schools, shown at St Hilda’s church, in recent years. 

Above are paintings and pottery made by pupils from Percy Hedley School. And also paintings by pupils from West Jesmond Primary School

The local schools take part in our Art & Craft Exhibition every year, coronavirus and lock-down has changed this for 2020. Some of the children’s work from previous years can be seen here. The two pictures above are models of characters from Roald Dahl’s books, made by pupils from West Jesmond Primary School.

Models and paintings of famous buildings in the North East by Percy Hedley School

Starry Night paintings and other scenes by younger children at West Jesmond Primary School.

More amazing work from children from Percy Hedley School. Landscape paintings, using anything except a paint brush.   Opposite – Theatre and puppets from Romeo and Juliet.

Children from local dance studios, performing their dance routines.  

The church is reopening for worship on 23rd August at 11am. Every precaution possible has been made to ensure the safety of everyone. Please join us if you are able, it is safe to do so.

The weekly online Service by video, will continue for the foreseeable future.  Hover over the heading  in the dark blue section above, until the service link drops down… click /tap on this, to open it up.  

Also click on ‘During a Pandemic’ for a letter from the vicar and things we can do etc.

Some Popular Trees from The Decorated Christmas Tree Festival 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this communlty event, a success!!


Ist Place in the and overall winner – Fairy Tree House by Maureen Gibson

Winner of the Group Category

‘Merry Ecobricks – mas’ by West Jesmond Primary School – Eco Group

More pictures and popular choices by the visitors

The Brexit Tree (No Leaves)

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Holly and The W.Ivy by Jesmond WI

Christmas Bay-Bee


Flower Festival & Exhibition 2019


Jesus calls the first disciples

Baptism of Jesus… ” I saw the Spirit come down as a dove and remain on Him.”  

Healing the Paralytic man at Capernaum, he was lowerd down through the roof, because the crowds made it otherwise impossible. 

The Feeding of the 5000

Above – The Last Supper

Below – Pilate washes his hands in front of the crowd, saying “I am innocent of this man’s blood.” 

Two robbers were crucified with Him one on His right and one on His left.  

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty.  An angel of the Lord told them, ” Jesus has risen, just as He said.”

The coming of The Holy Spirit 

Prayer Cafe Every Second Thursday in the Month at 2:30pm

A very warm invitation to Prayer Cafe.

Whether you're a regular or this would be your first visit, we'd love to welcome you!


Every Second Thursday in the month we enjoy afternoon tea and each others company.  Talk among ourselves about our concerns and then offer them to God in prayer during a short friendly service, led by a minister.