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The Revd Barry J Abbott 

Rector of Whickham

Vicar of Swalwell

Chaplain to Gibside

0191 488 7397

The Rectory

Church Chare


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE16 4SH


Mrs Lynda Potts Centre Assistant

Please ring Lynda on 07376 172181 and leave a message. Calls are screened and, where possible responded to during office hours (9.00 am to 12.00 noon). Or alternatively please email

The St Mary's Centre, Church Chare, Whickham

Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 4SH


The Revd Canon Peter Waterhouse

Honorary Associate Priest (Retired)

Mrs Jill Abbott

Reader & Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Joan Smith

Authorised Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Carole Dixon

Authorised Pastoral Assistant

Safeguarding Officer

Mr Gary Brown


St Mary the Virgin, Whickham

Sam Cree

Play & Praise Leader


Mrs Joan Porteous



Ms Ann Wilson



Mr Michael Grave 

Director of Music


Anne Lindsley 

Magazine Editor


Mr Tony Lister 

Magazine Advertising Manager


Joan Smith 0191 420 1238

Prayer Chain


Sheila Renton 0191 488 3944

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