Sea Sunday & the Mission to Seafarers: 'The Big Knitting Challenge!' Imagine getting on a ship in summer in the Philippines, dressed in shorts and t-shirt. Soon you yourself are transiting freezing Arctic waters with only your overalls to keep you warm. Seafarers often set out on new contracts not knowing where their ship will end up or travel through, and they may need to stock up on warm clothes to see them through some of the chillier parts of the globe. Mission to seafarers are always grateful for gifts of warm knitted items which our chaplains can pass on to seafarers in need. Lets see how many woolly hats/Mufflers/Balaclava etc. we can make to be sent off by mid October. The Patterns can be downloaded from the PDF file below; all completed clothes can be brought to church or left at the Parish Office. Good Luck!

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Our usual pattern of Worship

Messy Church every Sunday in term time... come and join the fun!

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, bringing 'blessings to our community in Jesus' name 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.


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. There are good car parks situated behind the Front Street shops with several paths connecting to both Front Street and Church Chare. The distance should be no more than a 5 minute walk. Please note the car parks operate on a Pay & Display basis and depending on the time of day a small charge may be required.