Church Planting

Hexham Presbyterian Church Plant

We have long been aware of the need for a solid Reformed church in the Tyne Valley area, and the Lord has led us to plant a church there. The Rev Josh Rieger (BSc, University of Arizona; MDiv, RTS), a former US Navy officer, was approved by the EPCEW to work as the church planter. He (and wife Gina and children Jackson, Riley Cates & Rutherford) completed the support raising process through Mission to the World (MTW) and, praise the Lord, arrived in the UK at the beginning of February 2014.

Regular services of Hexham Presbyterian Church began in early February 2015 and now take place twice each Lord’s Day at the Torch Centre  at 10am & 5pm.

To learn more email
or view the church’s webpage at

Berlin Presbyterian Church Plant

Our church is also involved in supporting the new EPCEW Presbyterian Church in Berlin, Germany called the Presbyterianische Kirche Berlin. The Rev. Johannes Müller was called by Presbytery as its minister in 2014 and the project was officially recognised as a Planting Church in May 2015. For more information, please visit the church’s own website at:

Sunderland Bible Study

We have a desire to begin a church planting work in and around the Sunderland area. More information can be found at:
Please get in touch with us if this is something you would be interested in – contact-us.




It is increasingly clear to us as a church that the work of Church planting and the training up of future ministers go hand in hand.

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10: 14-15 – NKJV

For more information on this important and exciting work please visit the seminary page.


Reformation 500

To comemmorate the 500th anniversary of the reformation we are organising a conference. More details can be found on its website:


Edwards Conference

The Bienniel Edwards Conference met in June 2016 and plans to re-convene again in 2018. For more information and to listen to the lectures please visit: