Changes to our safeguarding policies and practice

Our polices concerning safeguarding are changing. We are following the new Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Adults, Children and Young People. This replaces the previous Safe and Secure Policy. Further information will be added to the website following discussion and official adoption by the PCC. The new policy, and others, can be viewed and downloaded from our Policies page. Please click here.

Our usual pattern of worship

‘An Audience with Michael Grave’

Monday 11th March 1.30pm

Michael will canter through his experiences, anecdotes and where Church Music lies today. Michael has sixty years of experience in playing the pipe organ, including forty five years as

Director of Music at St Mary’s.


 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.


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 are committed to sharing our faith that all might find abundant life in Jesus Christ.