Recent Events

Knit for Neighbours

We would like to say thankyou for those who attended our Knit for Neighbours on Friday 18th May
We had had a good turnout for our first session
Remember this is a weekly event so if you could not make it this week feel free to come and join us next week ( instruction is available if required )

Jeans dedication presentation

On Sunday 1st January  at Easington Lane IM Church Jean Merton our Minister and current President was presented with a gift from Kay White on behalf of the Jam Club as a very big thank you for her commitment, dedication and for serving God in this way over a long period of time

The Jam Club felt it was nessacary to recognise all the efforts Jean has put in over the years
Jean has been involved in the Jam Club (and the former Sunday School ) for over the past 70 years
From a Pupil , Youth Club leader and Teacher ,  Superintendent and finally as Treasurer
Over the years Jean has impacted so many young people’s lives with the love , encouragement and support that God has provided her with allowing her to reprocate it to others
Jeans witness and passion to get young people’s lives influenced by Jesus is admirable and we will never know how her actions and lessons on a Sunday morning has impacted lives in the community and further afield

We all continue to pray for Jean in all she does within the church seeking to Honor and Glorify Our Lord

Annual Carol Service

On behalf of the church we would like to thank all who came along to our Annual Carol service last night
We hope everyone understood the real meaning of Christmas and left richly blest

Our doors are open every Sunday for our weekly Sunday Service at 5.30 pm where everyone will be made welcome

From all at the church have a blessed and peaceful Christmas 

December 2022

Dear friends;

On behalf of everyone at Easington Lane Independent Methodist

Church, I wish you all a Blessed Christmas and 2023.
I know that for many this Christmas will be tinged with sadness as it may be
the first without a loved one. We pray that you will remember the happiness
you shared with them, the memories you made together in years gone by; and
in their memory make happy memories for those who remain with you.
If you are spending Christmas alone, we pray that you will feel God’s
presence, He is always just a prayer away, and through the Power of His
Spirit, He can fill your heart with love.
Whatever you are doing this Christmas, may we all remember it’s not about all
the parties, the presents, the food, it’s all about Jesus; the babe in the manger
who grew up to be the Man on the Cross, the Man who died so that we could
be forgiven and made worthy to have a relationship with God our Heavenly
Father. If you haven’t already done so, accept this gift so freely given, the gift
God Bless

Craft Night

We would like to thank all yue people who came along to our Craft Night 25th November

Everyone had a good time

Thanks, also yo Evelyn Grey who facilitated the event

Annual Memorial Service

We would like to thank all the people who attended our Annual Memorial Service yesterday 

It was great to see so many people there taking time to light a candle in remembrance of  loved ones 

We hope everyone felt blessed from the service 

Remember our Sunday services are every week commencing at 5.30 pm


Bible Comes Alive 2022

The Promises of God 

Over the past 2 days ( 10th and 11th October ) the church has held its annual Bible Comes Alive sessions.
125 young children from both Easington Lane and Hetton Primary schools attended the 4 session’s over the 2 days
This years topic was ‘The Promises of God’ The message made up of stories , pictures and song and was led by Jean Merton and assisted by various members of the local churches
All of the children were fully engaged and throughly enjoyed themselves and hopefully took something away with them that will lead them to further involvement in church activities

Church Anniversary tea

We would like to thank all who came to our Anniversary tea on Sunday 4th September to help us celebrate 141 years of the churchs existence
We were all amongst friends and everyone had a lovely time
The tea was followed by our church service which was led by our own church president Jean Merton and were all richly blest 


Notice of New Membership

Easington Lane IM Church would like to announce that Barbara Foreman became a full member of the church on Sunday 7th August 2022
Barbara’s relationship with the church started in the Seventies as a Sunday school attendee
Due to work and family commitments and the need to move around Barbara has always attended church services where she has lived
Barbara along with her husband John started again to attend our services a few years ago and has become a valued number of the congregation
Jean Merton our President and Minister welcomed Barbara during our Sunday service and presented Barbara with a Bible
Barbara, under God’s guidance will be an asset to the church as we work together to serve God in our community

Carol Singing Returns to the Lane

 This year saw the reintroduction of Carol Singing on the streets of Easington Lane This Annual ritual started in the early 1900s where members of the church and congregation would deliver the Christmas message through the singing of Carol’s around the village on Christmas Eve
This came to an end in the early 2000s but through the guidance of JAM club leader Kay White the senior members of the Jam Club ( Jesus and Me ) started up this tradition again this year
Not only did they deliver the message but in the process raised £340 for The People’s Kitchen
Well done to them all and keep up the good work

Coffee Morning

Held to rise money in aid of McMillian

Raised £ 200

Dedication of service form Ann Pringle 

On Sunday 29th August a service of dedication took place at Easington Lane IM Church
The service led by our Minister and President Jean Merton was to unveil and dedicate a memorial plaque in remembrance of our long standing organist and choir master Ann Pringle
Ann was our Organist and Choir leader for 50 years
The Plaque was fitted over the church organ for all to see and to remember Ann with the love and affection she deserved

Ann’s Husband Bill and Daughter Helen and some of Ann’s immediate family were also in attendance

Ann is sadly missed by us all but she is now with her Lord and Saviour

December 23rd

Church Carol Singalong

Approx 30 members of the Local Comminity and Church Members came along and sang Carols and Christmas songs in a casual atmosphere to the music of Andrew Grey

The evening was led by Jean Merton and Teas and Coffees served up by Amelia Harrison

Everyone had a great time and monies donated on the evening will be given to a yet to be confirmed charity

December 22nd

Church Carol Service

All who attended our Annual Carol Service were blessed by the message delivered by Kay White with the assistance of Church members , Members of the Jam Club and the Church Choir

The Community Singing was led by our Minister and Church President Jean Merton

The Greetings from the Town council.was given my mayoress Kathleen Pearson

Thanks to Andrew Grey for stepping in as organist at the last minute due to illness of our normal organist Ann Pringle

November 29th

Annual Bauble event

Our annual bauble event was well attended by members of the church as well as members of the local community

Thanks to Kay and Jean for organising and thanks to all for there participation making it a great night

Even the refreshments looked gtrat

October 20th

Dedication of new large print NIV Bible to the Women’s from the family of our own Mary Grey in memory of her husband Syd Grey

September 23rd

Ann & Margerets 80th Birthday celebrations

On Monday 23rd September both the WA and CE joined together for a joint meeting to be part of 2 of there own 80th Birthday celebrations Ann Pringle our long serving Organist and Pianoist hit the big 8 0 on Wednesday 18th September and Margaret Grey the Churchs Vice President became the same age on Thursday 3rd October As well as members of both church organisations they were joined by members of there respective families to enjoy a short service followed by a slide show of pictures of Ann and Margaret throughout the years This followed by a buffet tea Everyone enjoyed the time spent together God Bless to both and heres looking forward to there next milestone on there big 9 0

September 14th

Ann Pringle’s Birthday Party

July 5th Jam Club Concert

What a night of entertainment we have all witnessed by the Jam Kids of Easington Lane I M Church Jam Club
The kids of the Jam Club ( Jesus and Me ) entertained us with Song and Comedy for just under and hour to an audience of approx 50 made up parents and our own church members
It was a brilliant night and everyone who attended were richly blessed at what they had seen
This bodes well for the future of the church
Well done to those who took part and to Jam Club leaders Kay White and Pauline Harrison Baker

June 14th Board Games Night

The night was well attended and all present had a great time


2nd June 2019

Our J.A.M. Club have been busy decorating some stones over the last few weeks. They are all complete now and will be hidden around the UK – we have some really talented youngsters!

We would love you to join in the fun! Get your children along to Easington Lane IM Church on Sundays at 10.30am…age 3 upwards!

Easington Lane IM Church
Plaque Dedication

On Sunday 17th March 2019 our Church congregation witnessed Mary Greys unveiling of a plaque which had been bought by the members of Easington Lane IM Church in memory of her husband Syd Grey.

In obedience to God, Syd had faithfully served the church and the local community as a Minister for 54 years.
He planted the seed of God’s love not only by his words but also his actions, and in doing so he gained the love and respect of countless people within the church, the local community and beyond.
Our Church President Jean Merton dedicated the plaque with the prayer that when future generations look at it, and enquire about Syd, that his life will be an inspiration to them so that as he did during his life, the memory of Syd will continue to bring honour and glory to God.

Syd will always be in our memories

WA Weekend 3rd & 4th March
Following the Womens Auxiliary weekend services every one who attended both Sundays and Mondays services were richly blessed

Sundays service was led by our own Mary Grey
During this service we had a musical rendition from the ladies of the WA of
‘ I asked the Lord ‘

Mondays service was led by the WAs President Mrs Margaret Grey and the speaker was Mrs Gillian Tulloch ( from Cullercoats ) the daughter of the WAs own Maureen Henderson
There was a musical rendition of

‘ Above the Voices of the World Around Me’
sung by Maureen
During the service Mrs Margaret Grey was presented with framed certificate showing over 50 years of dedicated service as President to the the churchs WA section
This was presented by Mary Grey in behalf of the Ladies

Thanks to all who made this weekend the success it was