St Mary the Virgin, Whickham

Blessing our Community:

From Mon 6 July, for a two week trial period, the Church will remain open 9am-12noon, Monday to Friday. The Parochial Church Council are keen to encourage people to use the space for private prayer and to give access to those who wish to visit our historic building. If this proves to be successful we may make this a permanent arrangement from the Autumn.


Congratulations to Community Music Whickham & Swalwell who are now a Registered Charity! Check out their details, click here.

Our Summer edition of the Magazine now available, click here.

Thank you for browsing St Mary's website. We hope you enjoy your visit and  find the information you need, including how to join us.


St Mary’s Church Whickham CoE is a parish within the Diocese of Durham. We serve the people of Whickham in a variety of ways, blessing our community in the name of Jesus for the transformation of all. We are of the community, for the good of the community.


We engage with people in differing contexts, some of which are traditionally associated with church life, others excitingly new, and one or two that might even surprise you. We have been at the heart of Whickham for nine hundred years. We believe our Christian Faith offers hope for the world because God sent his only son to redeem humankind. Here you will find out who we are, how we worship and work. As followers of Jesus we are committed to sharing our faith that all might find abundant life.


Please take time to browse our site. If you still have questions check out our contact details or visit us at the St Mary's Centre, Church Chare, Whickham,  NE16 4SH Mon - Fri 9am - 12noon