“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” GALATIANS 2:20



We began in November 2014 as a new church plant in South Shields. We set out as a family of 28 adults and 11 children with the vision to live like Jesus in word and deed. We prayed and trusted in our generous Heavenly Father and He took great care of us from the outset, providing great venues for us to meet in and every resource we needed to begin supporting and encouraging one another to live for Jesus every day.


With a growing desire to reach out to the people of South Shields with the love of Jesus, we’ve recently managed to move into a fantastic premises at the top end of the town’s busiest street! This will be our venue in which we encourage one another, grow in the likeness of Jesus and serve our local community with the strength God gives us. We currently have two major outreach projects in a local primary school and in our nearest prison, HMP Northumberland.


Jesus has modelled a ‘one day at a time’ approach to life and promised to take care of all of tomorrow’s needs for us! He gave us the promise that as we ‘abide in Him’, trusting Him and serving Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, He will make us fruitful in all that we do. With Jesus, there is no more uncertainty or fear for the future! We rest in His unfailing promise that He will make straight our paths as we trust in Him.



Shield Church
On Sundays Ocean Road
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
NE33 2DW