The Beacon Project

Welcome to The Beacon Project

Shining a light over North Wearside Parish, the Beacon Project is committed to extending the concept of church beyond four walls by engaging with residents on a grass roots level, reaching out to those without access to church and nurturing them to become leaders in their own right; thereby creating the church and community that truly reflects their needs and identity.

A Shining Light

Enabling local people to see mission happen in the community is key to all the Beacon Project team do. Their spiritual and community projects centre around going out into the community, engaging with those without access to church, walking alongside them (on one of their many spiritual walks) and help to develop their confidence in faith. A reflexive and responsive church that is not limited by walls is key to developing worship and the confidence of community members to become leaders in their own right.

Working across the SR5 postcode, the Beacon Project hosts several creative and fun events, aimed at bringing people together and help them to learn more about themselves. Their online Fireflies toddler church has a series of fun and interactive mix of music, recipes and crafts to stimulate imagination accessible to all. They also have their unique Cuddy Ducks toddler playgroup that has also hosted Easter and Christmas parties to bring families together.

Food for Thought

Taking inspiration from the name, the team have also launched their new Cuddy’s Café which promises a good range of food and drink served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This sense of community is key to growing an inclusive church and this is reflected in events such as their Harvest Celebrations, Quiz Nights, Community Days and much more.

The Beacon Project was also successful in a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a pizza van (Pizza Piety) which will enable them to move about the City and further their mission to engage with locals and inspire them to become active within their community – all over a slice of pizza or two! Plans are currently underway and it promises to serve up food for thought.

A Community for All

The good work carried out by the Beacon Project is echoed by the hopes and ambition of the Communities of Hope initiative. They are strongly committed to nurturing church growth by creating a church community that cares for children and young people, challenges poverty and opens new opportunities for all to realise their own unique potential.

To see their projects in action, you can follow them on their Facebook page. If you’d like to know more about their work, you can email Rox Nichol (Community Lead) at

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