The Group of the Annunciation

St Chad Sunderland

Serving Farringdon, Gilley Law/Lakeside and East & Middle Herrington

Church Life

In addition to the pattern of daily worship at St Chad’s, the community gathers for a number of other activities and events through the year.

Social events

The Social Committee organises various social events throughout the year. Events include trips to the theatre, ceilidhs, coffee mornings, faith suppers and children's events such as Halloween parties and visits of a touring pantomime company.

The Guild of St Raphael

St Chad’s has a branch of The Guild of St Raphael. The Guild meets once a month for a Healing Eucharist, and has a ministry of prayer for the sick. Members also regularly visit those who are housebound.


St Chad’s runs educational courses at various times during the year. Recent courses have included studying Mark’s Gospel and exploring the Eucharist.

Pilgrimages & retreats

Every July a group goes on retreat for the weekend to Shepherd’s Dene (the Diocesan retreat house) for fellowship, prayer and relaxation. In September a group goes on pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. Occasionally day trips are organised to pilgrimage sites close to Sunderland.