EVENT: 9th Annual Great North Run Eve Gathering!

Saturday 8th Sept, 4.30-6.30pm, Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne

Celebrating the Great North Run and expressing support for those in need at home and abroad, the 9th annual eve-of-run gathering will jam packed with guest speakers, including the Archbishop of York

Everyone welcome – Admission free – Seats allocated on a ‘First Come First Served’ basis

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Mrs Susan Winfield OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear; Cllr David Down, Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, and his companion; Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central

Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police; Professor Nigel Harkness, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University; Revd Dave Herbert, Moderator, Northern Synod, United Reformed Church; Dr Philip McGowan, Director, Institute for Sustainability, Newcastle University; Rt Revd Mark Tanner, Bishop of Berwick.

‘Guest Runners’: Mike Podmore, Director, StopAIDS UK; Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK; Matt Gardner, Tim Jones

PROGRAM:

4.30-5.30pm: “5th NEWCASTLE JUBILEE DEVELOPMENT LECTURE”,

sponsored by Newcastle University, the Diocese of Newcastle and Jubilee Debt Campaign UK

This is not a service of religious worship.

* Chair, Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police;

* Topic, “The Injustice and Misery of Debt, at Home and Abroad – A Call to Action”;

* with Keynote Address by Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York;

* and contribution by Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Director of Jubilee Debt Campaign UK

5.30-6.00pm: Light Refreshments

6.00-6.30pm: “SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AND BLESSING FOR THE GREAT NORTH RUN”

A service of Christian worship at which those of all faiths and none will be warmly welcome, led by The Revd Bryan Vernon, Honorary Chaplain at Newcastle University; Preacher, Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

Sponsored by Newcastle University Chaplaincy and North East CALL TO ACTION

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