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Sick of the weather? Spring is on its way, check out some photos from last years springtime in and around St Mary's
Need more information about
Services and the Centre?
Then please Contact the Parish Office on
0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181
and leave a message.
Calls are screened and, if possible, responded to during office hours 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.
All post to:
St Mary's Centre, Church Chare,
Whickham Newcastle upon Tyne
Alternatively please email:
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, through the Parish Office 0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181 or via
Similarly you can also contact our Rector, the Revd Barry Abbott on 0191 488 7397 or through the Parish Office 0191 488 1553/07376 172181 or via
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
For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/
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.