St Wilfrid's Church, Doxford
On Christmas Eve 1993 the School Hall at Benedict Biscop Academy was packed for the first ever service of St Wilfrid’s and as carols were sung reminding those present of the birth of our Saviour, so a new church was born. Since her joyful birth St Wilfrid’s has packed much into her short life; Vicars have come and gone, we have moved locations, children have grown up but as a church we have always held onto a number of core values.
First, that that children and young people are at the heart of the community, they are not just the church of tomorrow but most definitely the Church of today. We seek to enable all children and young people to think about and develop their own faith journey though our work within the Church and within local schools.
Second, that we are a Church without walls. St Wilfrid’s has never owned her own building. The parish was carved out of the northern half of St Matthew’s Silksworth, and continues to share their building for special occasions in the lives of our parishioners. We therefore seek to demonstrate what it means to ‘be church
Third, that whilst we are an Anglican Church we aim to be a little different. Over the years we have worked in partnership with our local Methodists as the only Church in the area we aim to be accessible to those who are not Anglican. Worship is diverse, interactive and engaging. We enjoy diversity and doing things a little differently.
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