Enjoying God, Making Friends & Changing Lives


Newcastle-Gateshead is home to many different language groups and nationalities. We have a long established Arabic speaking community in South Shields, French speakers in Washington, Yiddish speakers in Gateshead, and increasing numbers of international guests working, studying or starting a new life in the North East.

If you are visiting us from another nation or are British but have a passion to connect to and befriend international guests there are lots of ways you can get involved.

  • English Language School is a totally free language school for those people in our City who are unable to access English language teaching elsewhere. Our lessons are divided into small groups of up-to no more than 16 learners and are led by Qualified ESOL teachers, supported by volunteers to help learners practice and refine their English.We run a number of classes during the week and help with literacy and numeracy. To find out more contact Action Foundation¬†here.
  • Farsi Speakers. Our Farsi group draws together English and Farsi speaking friends who want to study the bible and get to know others. We meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm at the church building, take day trips and celebrate events such as the Persian new year with the wider church. If you are interested in coming along to one of our meetings or getting involved with the Farsi Speakers’ Group email the church office.