St Mary the Virgin, Whickham

Blessing our Community


We've a new Food Bank Collection point in the Co-operative Food Store on Oakfield Road. A big thank you to the Co-op staff for taking the initiative and working in partnership with us. Next time you're in doing your shopping, buy a little extra and pop it in the collection bin.



FREE! and available from both Church & Centre, the monthly regional magazine 'The Crack'. A contemporary and well informed magazine filled with articles and information about all that is going on in Tyneside and the North East. There's something to interest everyone... pick up your copy today.



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