ART | COMMUNITY | FAITH

The Holy Biscuit

About Us

Housed in a specially refurbished Methodist Church, Holy Biscuit is an arts organisation based in Shieldfield, Newcastle, operating on the intersection of contemporary art, theology and community activity.  More often than not these worlds function in their own spheres without much interest in or knowledge of each other. Holy Biscuit brings them together under one roof.  

HB builds on the rich heritage of Methodism in the North East, by committing to social activism, creativity and theological reflection. Through our diverse programme we examine and wrestle with faith along with other social, political and cultural strands and themes and seek to live out our values by creating a hub of transformational creativity and a place of welcome, contemplation and discussion.  We seek to nurture an active and credible Christian presence within the arts by curating and supporting an engaging, high quality and challenging programme of exhibitions, workshops, meals, events, screenings, faith activities and discussions.  

HB works with people of all faiths and none – artists, schools, universities, charities, churches, community groups, artistic collectives and other partners – to deliver our vision through a variety of creative projects. We welcome collaborations with like-minded organisations or individuals.

If you are interested in supporting the work of Holy Biscuit, please visit our Give to Holy Biscuit page.

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Blog

Mixing Bowl Tenebrae Evening
18th April 2019

Last month at Mixing Bowl, Andii Bowsher put together a reflective evening inspired by the tradition of ‘Tenebrae’ services.  Tenebrae means darkness or shadows, and services are sometimes called ‘A Service of Shadows’. Tenebrae can be seen as prayerful theatre, with ways to recognise the sadness and tragedies of the world within a framework of bittersweet […]

Cupcakes and Torture Chambers
15th January 2019

‘Art. Hmm. Why are you bothering with that, when you could be evangelising, helping the poor, running a bible study? Or if you must do art, make sure it’s going to bring people to Jesus.’ *** In the 1990s I went to a lot of Bible Weeks. They were fun (at points), hard work (camping) and on occasion […]

Who is my neighbour?
27th November 2018

When I was in junior school I enjoyed drawing maps for the streets between school and home. Our own road – a short cul-de-sac or close, named Little Youngs – usually appeared as a short-toed Christmas stocking dangling down from the main road. There were only 12 houses in the close, so when we heard […]

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