Riding on a Donkey: a poem for Holy Week

You came at last, at last to the city,
That place of grandeur and squalor, righteousness and robbery.
You came knowing that this is where you had to be,
Knowing your arrival was the beginning of the end.
For this would be your final journey,
You would not leave this place till all was fulfilled,
A week that changed the world.
You came in triumph, riding in to hosannas,
As king, acclaimed at last by Jerusalem.
You came not in splendour, with trappings and entourage,
But a humble servant, riding on a donkey.
We see meekness and majesty side by side,
We know our Lord came not to be served but to serve.
We meet the God who washes our feet.
But soon our hosannas would turn sour,
Overrun with shouts of "Crucify!"
Because we could not cope with what we saw.
We turned on you, we ran from you,
We denied you three times.
We condemned you to death, and you took the cup,
You bore it humbly for all our sakes.
Riding in to hosannas, riding on a donkey,
Walking out to scorn, bearing your cross.
We drove you to death, yet in your death have hope,
For on the third day, you shall rise again.


Easter Services
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Maundy Thursday
7:30pm at North Road

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Good Friday
10:30am at Elvet

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Easter Sunday
8:30am at North Road
10:30am at North Road
6:00pm at Elvet

Messy Mornings

Messy morningWhat is it?

A morning for pre-school children and their carers, packed with fun, craft, singing, fellowship and Bible story.

Messy Mornings runs every Thursday during school term time,


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Our aim is to provide a society in which we can come to know God better and support one another in our spiritual journeys. We are a society open to members of ALL Christian denominations or none.

Use this link to go to the 'Durham University Methsoc' web page (this is an external link).

Prayer for today

Use this link to go to the Prayer of the day web page (this is an external link to the UK National Methodist Church Web Site).

Daily Bible Study

A Word in Time is a daily online Bible Study. This daily bible reading includes a commentary, thoughts and questions to help us make sense of the passages ourselves.

Use this link to go to the 'A Word in Time' web page (this is an external link to the UK National Methodist Church Web Site).

Coffee Mornings

2nd Saturday in the month,
in aid of St. Cuthbert's Hospice, MAP and church funds.


Craft materials
Meets fortnightly on a Tuesday,
10.00am - 1.30pm.

Next Craftworks: 29th April


Food being served to two customersFellowship, Faith and Food every Friday.

Lunches available
11.00am - 1.30pm.