North West Durham Methodist Circuit

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Good News Choir


On Sunday 3rd December, the Good News Choir had a wonderful afternoon  with the Witness Choir from Willington at Consett Methodist Church. We had a large and warmhearted audience and they gave £440 in love donations which is shared by Salvation Army Toy Appeals in Consett and Darlington.

This was the second appointment for the choir as the previous evening (Dec 2nd) the choir sang around the Christmas tree in Consett before the lights were turned on. It was a joy to see the happy faces of children and parents as we all shared in the carols and the festive feel of Christmas in Consett.

Both were lovely experiences of sharing Christmas love with everyone!


I am always amazed (and I know I shouldn’t be!) at the wonderful outcomes from every event where the Good News Choir performs. We have no bank account and so each love donation is immediately passed on to the relevant charity with no promise that the amount will be huge…but it always is!!!

This past year has seen us at a Methodist Church in Durham, an afternoon and evening meeting of Gospel Fellowship at Burnopfield, as well as our Christmas and Lenten programmes given in Consett Methodist Church where we are hosted for rehearsals. Perhaps, for me, the most wonderful evening was the concert in aid of the Henry Dancer Days where Henry’s mother gave a moving presentation about the work done in the North East which links in with the CLIC Foundation for children’s cancers. The financial response was way beyond our expectations and another evening of praise and anointing was witnessed.

I am so grateful to all who take part in singing, speaking and playing in the band as the atmosphere in rehearsals alone is so wonderful.
Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7pm and more songsters will always be made welcome, as we have fun and fellowship sharing our faith and love. The choir has no auditions and no restriction on church membership. Thanks to everyone who supports us in prayer and attending events.  
Joyce Shaw