Erskine URC

Welcome to Erskine United Reformed Church and Ferguson Hall
Nursery Lane. Belford. NE70 7NW.

Erskine URC is one of seven churches in the North Northumberland Mission Partnership.
Further details; www.urc-northernsynod.org

At Belford Sunday worship begins at 10:30am

Children are welcome every week and there is a special space set aside for them.
A family service is held on the 2nd Sunday in the month.

We meet in church at 10:30am, followed by Bible activities and refreshments in the hall.

Holy Communion is held on the first Sunday in March / June/ Sept and December.

Minister of NNMP Rev David Herbert - daveherbert@btinternet.com

Church Secretary Audrey Thomson - audrey.thomson3@btinternet.com

Church Treasurer Judith Burn - theburns533@btinternet.com

Church newsletter Ros Reay - w.r.reay@talk21.com


Erskine URC

Our church was founded in 1776 and has witnessed many changes within denominations. It began as a small brick built house on the site it stands on today, which was converted to be a Protestant Dissenting Meeting House. In 1972 it became a United Reformed Church, bringing together Presbyterians and Congregationalists. It is the only church still standing in Belford representing the Presbyterian Reformed Tradition.

During the last year we have been researching 'Belford's Dissenting History' From May 2014 the hall and church will be open daily, where you can find out more about the history of Erskine URC and The Ferguson Hall. There will be information display panels in the hall, which depict some colourful and interesting characters that have been associated with the church, Belford or dissenting times. The new church

history book is also available. Visitors are very welcome, evening viewings can be arranged.

The Ferguson Hall was opened in 1905 and has served the church and local community since it began. There is a large hall which seats 80 quite comfortably, a fitted kitchen, and disabled access toilets. Many local groups use it on a regular basis and is available for bookings, Please contact Audrey Thomson 01668213520 or audrey.thomson3@btinternet.com

The following groups are;-

Monday 5:30 - 6:30pm Zumba
Also on the 3rd Monday in the month 10am - 11am The Women's Guild meet for Coffee & Fellowship
Tuesday - 6pm Kung Fu
Wednesday 10:30am Keep Fit
Thursday 7pm Carpet Bowls. ( Sept - March )

The Belford Cinema is held on Friday evenings 6:30pm usually on the 1st Friday in the month. Films shown are advertised on the Belford Village website.

On Sunday evenings 'The Belford Players' meet. They welcome all-ages who are interested in amateur dramatics.