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“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."


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leaf by nioggle highlights show

As part of Amble Parish Church’s on-going collaboration with the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, for our autumn event we will be hosting a one-man show that has already had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Leaf by Niggle” by JRR Tolkien

Date: Friday 29 September at 7:30 p.m.

Place: Amble Parish Hall, Dovecote Street, NE65 0DX

Tickets:  Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children £5
Available from: N & F Young, 8 Queen Street
Or at

Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do.  For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it.  The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it…

In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down.

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with soundtrack by Karine Polwart and Michael John McCarthy.

“exquisite … so beautifully told … completely seductive” **** Scotsman.
‘Enchanting one-man show’ **** The Guardian

Harvest Supper


Join us for a free Harvest Supper

On: Saturday 7th October
At: St Cuthbert's Parish Hall
Dovecote Street
Time: 7:00pm

Bring your own drinks and some
food to share.


" If music be the food of love"A Miscellany of Music and Anecdotes

Brian Jackson and
Alan Edwards

A wonderful evening of light classical folk and swing toe tapping fun, and stories from the world of music

Date: Saturday 11th November
At: Parish Hall Dovecote Street
Time: 7:15pm for 7:30pm
Tickets: £5 from N&F Young

THREEBEES (After School Club for 'Best Beiieving Buddies' )

Threebees enjoyed making their masks this week.

threebees masks


café church at the harbour village

Café Church was held at The Harbour Village to celebrate Sea Sunday.

For more pictures visit our special events page.


A BIG thank you to Martin for the coffee from 'Mocha Mondo'


moco mondo coffee

The History behind 'Mauretania Day'

On Wednesday 6th July 1935, on her final voyage, RMS Mauretania sailed past Amble on her way to the docks at Rosyth to be broken up.

At 10:25am, the clerk to Amble Urban Council sent the captain of the Mauretania a message of greeting:

"Amble to Mauretania. Greetings from Amble, last port in England, to still the finest ship on the seas".

Back came the reply:
"Mauretaina to Urban Council, Amble, to the last and kindliest port in England, greetings and thanks. Mauretania."

Decades of retelling this story means 'kindliest' has now turned into 'friendliest'.


‘Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us’

Words which trip easily off the tongue some weeks in church, and at other times perhaps seem pregnant with meaning, or challenge, or make us feel ashamed?  Steven Cottrell, now Bishop of Chelmsford, writes in the new Pilgrim Course on the baptismal promises, that ‘forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian faith’.  Yet it’s a subject we haven’t touched on much recently in the life of our church.  To rectify that, we have had a sermon series, which is something else we hadn't done in a while!  This time, preachers were invited from outside our community to come and preach to us as well, on this topic which hopefully both challenged us with some new ideas; sustained us in the knowledge of God’s love and expanded our hearts to share more fully in God’s compassion.

To see the adventure of forgiveness sermons visit sermons page


A fun clue trail for all the family,
taking you on a 35 mile scenic
round trip from Amble to Craster.
Allow 3 - 4 hours

Cost : £5.00

Sold in aid of St Cuthberts Parish Church

Available to purchase from N & F Young,
8 Queen Street, Amble.

cartoon people looking at a map

threebies after school club logo of 3 bees


at the PARISH HALL, Dovecote Street, Amble

After School Club for 'Best Beiieving Buddies'
(6 to 16 years)

Songs, music, games, stories, activities and refreshments

ALL FREE ... We would love to see you!





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