The summer has finally arrived, and with it the ‘wedding season’. However, Barry still managed to slip in another booking with Y2 of the Parochial CoE School. Though strictly not legal or binding upon our young bride and groom, everyone still had great fun, and learned a lot about Christian marriage too! By the way if you’re grown up and planning your marriage check out our wedding page here!

A wonderful first in 900 years of the history of St Mary’s!

Congratulations to Matilda, Vanessa, Asia and Nicholas who were admitted to Holy Communion at the end of June. Supported by family, friends and worshippers the children received their first communion, were given certificates and received Bibles to mark the occasion. One of our members said ‘the worship was a delight and it was great to see the children taking part in the service, well done to all involved’.

Check out our update on 

Partnership for 

Missional Church

Check out the photos from our

Summer Fair 


Note worthy events coming your way this summer

York 2019
The Parish Trip to York was a great success. The sun shone and the Minster service set the context for a super day out. Everyone enjoyed the day, as can be seen by the smiles on the faces of our pilgrims.

Our usual pattern of worship

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 and blessing in the name of Jesus Christ.

Safeguarding policies and practice

Our polices concerning safeguarding have changed. 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.