Notts county district map 1

Faith Action Newark & Sherwood

A network bringing together Christians leading community projects or exploring how they could serve people across Newark and Sherwood.

What is the Purpose of Faith Action Newark & Sherwood?

Faith Action Newark & Sherwood (FAN&S) was initially forged in the autumn of 2020 and was a tool to 'gather' local leaders to encourage and strengthen community leaders as they stepped up again and again to respond to the pandemic. At the first online meeting places represented included Ollerton, Newark, Warsop, Edwinstowe, Collingham and Southwell and many in the meeting had never met before.

Our vision for FAN&S is to have a place where we can learn from one another- sharing good practice and expertise; to have a space for bigger picture Kingdom thinking with like-minded people; to pray for each other; and to be a catalyst in helping us find ways to enable people in churches to look at what they have in their hands and how they can use it for the kingdom.

Is This Connected With Churches Together?

No, although some people will be a member of both. Churches Together is primarily for building relationships between church leaders and for organisational connection, sharing information and services together within a village, town or city. Whereas Faith Action Networks aim to bring Christians leading or involved in church-based community projects together which includes some church leaders but not solely. It might include people who lead eg: drop ins, foodbanks, lunch clubs, after school clubs. It also could involve those in churches wanting to explore where their church could serve.

What does being a member involve and how do I join?

Being a member involves a commitment to attend gatherings when possible; and to seek relationship and connection with other members- contributing expertise, ideas, good news stories and energy.

Also, being advocates for each other- signposting to each other where appropriate and passing useful information on.

If you’d like to find out more about this and join a meeting, contact Julia Terry


Newark & Southwell Methodist Circuit

Our circuit is made up of 11 churches and two Anglican/Methodist Primary Schools. Our circuit family is diverse with members representing all age groups, offering differing theological understandings and with varied life experiences. However different we may be, we worship God, revealed in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and we seek to be relevant to our community contexts; making God's love and grace known.



Wellbeing Cafe- St. Mary Magdalene, Newark

The Wellbeing Cafe at St Mary Magdalene, Newark, is a social get-together every Monday afternoon.

Running from 1.30-3pm, we offer tea, coffee and chat, to bring people together safely after lockdown. Everyone is welcome!

For more information please contact Helen Wilkinson at


Restore Course, Newark

The Restore Course Newark is for anyone who is currently unemployed. It's a practical 10week course looking at finances, employability, diet, sleep and much more.

Connected with Alive Church, Newark, email Olivia for more information.


Riverside Church, Southwell

Riverside Church is a lively, passionate family church based in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Our mission is to ‘Connect to God, each other and our world’ and we want to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.


St Michael All Angels Church Farnsfield Logo 3

St. Michael's and All Angels, Farnsfield

'At St Michael and All Angels Church, Farnsfield we aim to provide pastoral and practical support to our community whilst at the same time offering opportunities for people to explore the Christian faith for themselves and encounter the love of Jesus.'

Facebook Website


Balderton Methodist Church

No matter where you are in life, you are welcome here. There’s something for everyone- family centred playgroup, messy church, coffee mornings, big breakfast, film club, with more activities planned once our redevelopment project is completed we will provide a community café/hub expanding and creating a more modern building accessible for all.


NEC logo

Newark Evangelical Church

We are a group of people living in and around Newark whose aim is to become more like Jesus Christ and share His good news and love with those around us. NEC is independent of any organized Christian denomination but are affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC).


Southwell Minster Logo Version2b BLACK

Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster is the Cathedral for the Church of England Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. It has been a living centre of Christian witness in Nottinghamshire and beyond for over a thousand years.


Newark BC

Newark Baptist Church

We are a family of Christians seeking to know and serve their God better every day. We try to base our lives on the teaching of Jesus from the Bible; in fact we consider the Bible to be the inspired word of God and look to it for guidance throughout our lives. As a church we work with Hope Into Action, run Open Kitchen, and have partnered in Newark's winter night shelter for many years.



JOIN US in our bid to transform lives and communities by taking any of the following steps:

  • Explore how your church can engage with the work of TNT
  • Volunteer your time and energy
  • Donate your money either with a regular or one-off gift
  • Pray regularly for our most deprived communities, for all those seeking to support and transform them
  • Sign up for the newsletter on the form below to stay informed