St Mary the Virgin, Whickham

Blessing our Community in Jesus' Name

The Angel Gabriel said to Mary 'You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.'

A fantastic Winter Fair... details here


The final Encore for Whickham Theatre Club... story & photos here


Christmas Angels are on the way!

Whickham Churches Together have a special job this year, we have the privilege of sending out Angels into the community to herald & celebrate the birth of Jesus. Why not get involved? Knit as many angels as you like, the pattern is below. Once you have finished you can bring them to church. We'll add messages to each one ready for distribution around Whickham with the expectation that people will take them home as a Christmas blessing. Here at St Mary's we will commission our Angels for their work at our Church Parade NSPCC Gifting Day on Sunday 6th December at 9.30pm ... If you can, why not  bring a wrapped present too, the NSPCC will pass them onto local children in need? Each angel received will carry an invitation to a special WCT Christmas Angels Blessing Service on Sat 19th December 11am in St Mary's Parish Church.


Christmas Angel Pattern.pdf
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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