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

As we move forward, our weekly pre-recorded services will stop,  though we hope to produce them for major Festivals... so keep watching this space.

Our Library of films remain available, simply click the link below

Go to the Prayer & Worship Page for more details.


Check out Joan’s article on re-starting the Partnership for Missional Church (PMC) programme, click here.

Thank you for engaging with this years

Lenten Appeal...

‘walk a mile a day, put a pound away’ 

...and help the homeless.


We are hoping to have raised a good amount of money for the Oasis Group and It is now time to bring in your sponsorship money. To help you do this please see the below details.

Once we've counted it all we'll send it on to Oasis ... and of course let you know the total raised. Many thanks, best wishes Barry


Thank you for taking part in our Lenten Appeal to help homeless people in our region. To help us get your gifts of money to Oasis we ask that you do one of the following: 


A)   Bring it to church when attending worship & put it the box marked

‘Lenten Appeal 2021’


B)   Put it through the Rectory letter box


 In both cases above please make sure 

  your money is in a sealed envelope 

with your name on the front along with the words ‘Lenten Appeal 2021’


C)   Transfer it direct to the church’s bank account, details below:

Barclays Bank Account Name: 

St Mary the Virgin Whickham

    Sort Code 20-59-61

   Account number 00782971 


   Please use the reference: 

     Lenten Appeal 2021



Once all is in, we will send the money straight on to Oasis Community, and of course let you know how much was raised. Once again, thank you for your generosity. Best wishes Barry.


Easter Flowers

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

Safeguarding policies and practice

The Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Whickham is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here.


The Parochial Church Council have also adopted and are following the complementary 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 and can be found here. 


To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to St Mary the Virgin, Whickham please contact either our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Carole Dixon via the Parish Office on 0191 4880139, or through the Parish Office 0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181, or via email: Similarly you can also contact our Rector, the Revd Barry Abbott on 0191 488 7397 or through the Parish Office  0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181, or via email


Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller. She can be contacted as follows: Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

Email: or or tel. 07968 034075


For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages:


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.