North East - The Message

North East

Here in the North East, The Message is partnering with churches to see Eden teams planted into tough communities, and to bring Community Groceries to the areas that need them the most.

We have Eden teams in Byker (Newcastle), Hexham, Parkfield & Oxbridge (Stockton), Ragworth, Redcar, and South Bank (Middlesbrough), each bringing the love of Jesus into neighbourhoods by living and serving there for the long-term. And we’re excited to launch teams into Teesside and Tyneside soon.

Over 11,000 young people across the Tees Valley have discovered more about their true value and identity as our Respect ME team have gone into school breaking down the lies the media tells them about themselves, and equipping them to be the best they can be. And our creative mission teams have met 15,000 young people on the No More Knives school tour equipping young people to say ‘no’ to knife crime. This work complements our other youth engagement projects including the Message Bus and our sports ministry in partnership with KICK which launched Autumn 2023.

Across Tyneside, Wearside, the Tees Valley, County Durham and Northumberland we’re partnering with churches and ministries, like Junction 42 and Three13, to see the young people and ex-offenders across the area reached with the gospel and lives transformed.

This year there is so much happening across the North East. Find out about what’s happening and events taking place below. We’d love to tell you more about what we can do and look at how we could work with you and your church. Interested? Get in touch by dropping us an email

Advance: The Scattering

The Scattering is a week of mission for young people who want to put their faith into action! Running in the summer holidays in the North West between 20 to 26 July 2024, young people are trained and equipped for mission and are then scattered in teams to partner with a local church and proclaim the gospel to that community.

Upcoming Events

What We Do


01642 925100

The Oakwood Centre
1 Cleasby Way
TS16 0RD

Meet The Team

Terry Young

Hub Leader

Darren Scott

Operations and Development Manager

Joe Winterschladen

Advance Youth NE Lead

Sean Pickering

Youth Engagement Lead

Paul Jackson

North East Message Bus Manager and Warehouse Support


Full Of Faith

We want to see young people grow from strength to strength in their evangelism, so every month through Advance Youth we gather them together to be equipped, encouraged and sent out on mission. We caught up with Joe, the North East Advance Youth team leader, to hear how God’s been using the young people.

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A Day In The Life

We love sharing what God’s doing through Eden as teams pour Jesus’ love into their communities. But what does a day on Eden look like? We joined Eden Ragworth for the day to have a look behind the scenes.

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