Play and Praise share the story of the Nativity!
Play and Praise enjoyed presenting their Nativity play. There were shepherds, kings, and angels galore... and of course  Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. We even had a surprise visit from Mr Incredible just in case we needed a super hero!  Thank you to Elaine for her ‘knitted angels’ they were blessed, and each child took one home. Many thanks to all our children and their families for supporting Play and Praise. We always have lots of fun. Want to know more about us contact our Parish Office. Have a great Christmas!
We had a wonderful Advent Sunday service. We were joined by our scouts, Front Street Primary School choir, mums and dads and special guests Lt Tony Kakande of the Salvation Army and Gillian Weldon of the NSPCC. We heard about the difficulties of many families in our area and of the work and support given by churches and charities. We were overwhelmed by the response to our ‘help a child smile’ Christmas Appeal. We received a huge number of Christmas gifts for children... too many to count! These will be distributed to families across Gateshead over the next two weeks. Many thanks to our guests and for your generous hearts.

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St Mary’s Church is a CoE parish within the Diocese of Durham. We are here for all the people of Whickham in a variety of ways. We are of the community, for the good of the community. We have been at the heart of Whickham for nine hundred years. We believe our Christian Faith offers hope for the world. Here you will find out who we are and what we do. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to sharing our faith that all might find abundant life and blessing in His name.

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Safeguarding policies and practice

The Parochial Church Council have adopted and are following the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Adults, Children and Young People.  All our policies and associated guidance have been adopted, and can be viewed and downloaded from our Policies page. Please click here. Further contact information will be added to our home page in due course. In the meantime should you have any safeguarding issues please contact out our Rector, The Revd Barry Abbott on 0191 488 7397 or our Parish Safeguarding Officer Mrs Carole Dixon available through the Parish Office on 0191 488 1553.

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.