Presently, our church remains 'open' for worship. In addition we will be producing a weekly pre-recorded Sunday Service. Links can be found by simply clicking below

Go to the Prayer & Worship Page for more details.

To book a place for Sunday Worship please ring the telephone number below 

Prayer & Worship

News & updates

Keeping happy in lockdown

 

This Lent... 

‘walk a mile a day, 

put a pound away’ 

...and help the homeless.

Each day, walk a mile and put a pound aside (or whatever you can give) and bring it in to the church or rectory at the end of Lent. Together we can make a difference!

 

From Barry... I would like to commend to you a good cause for Lent. Bishop Mark Bryant, formerly the Bishop of Jarrow is a trustee of Oasis... I'll let him tell you more. 

 

'I wish to 'share with you an initiative from Oasis Community Housing (where I continue as a Trustee) which might help to make Lent even healthier for people.

 

Every day people experiencing homelessness walk miles and miles to access support, food or simply keep warm. As a charity, we walk in solidarity with every single one of the thousands of people who we support each year – and we’re inviting you to join us in doing that!

Walk – or run, cycle, wheel or skip – a mile a day throughout Lent, covering 40 miles in 40 days, to help us raise money and awareness for all those walking on the streets to find hope #TeamOasis.' Further details at:

 

https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/event/mileintheirshoes/   

or from joanne.armstrong@oasiscommunityhousing.org

 

With every good wish, Bishop Mark

 

 

This Lent... 

‘walk a mile a day, 

put a pound away’ 

...and help the homeless.

Each day, walk a mile and put a pound aside (or whatever you can give) and bring it in to the church or rectory at the end of Lent. Together we can make a difference!

 

From Barry... I would like to commend to you a good cause for Lent. Bishop Mark Bryant, formerly the Bishop of Jarrow is a trustee of Oasis... I'll let him tell you more. 

 

'I wish to 'share with you an initiative from Oasis Community Housing (where I continue as a Trustee) which might help to make Lent even healthier for people.

 

Every day people experiencing homelessness walk miles and miles to access support, food or simply keep warm. As a charity, we walk in solidarity with every single one of the thousands of people who we support each year – and we’re inviting you to join us in doing that!

Walk – or run, cycle, wheel or skip – a mile a day throughout Lent, covering 40 miles in 40 days, to help us raise money and awareness for all those walking on the streets to find hope #TeamOasis.' Further details at:

 

https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/event/mileintheirshoes/   

or from joanne.armstrong@oasiscommunityhousing.org

 

With every good wish, Bishop Mark

 

For advice about Covid-19 click the Church of England link below

Can you help St Mary's Parish Church?  We are here to serve our community and to work hard for the benefit of all in our area. Coming out of lockdown we seek your help. Like all charities we need the support of the people we serve and ask that you may consider making a donation to the church? It can be done in many ways (see our 'Donate Page') or you can simply scan the adjacent QR code with your smart  phone (you'll need to download a QR reader app... there are many available and free). The instructions for payment are easy to follow, and you'll get a receipt of your transaction. If eligible, you can even gift aid the amount! Thank you for your continued support.

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.

 

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.