Church & on-line Services for each Sunday

Our church is open for services, though limited for numbers and booking is essential for Sundays. However, each week we hope to provide a PDF file of the Sundays worship via the actual Screen shots used in church or a pre-recorded video. NB the directions on some of the images refer to 'actions and people' present at the church service. 


We hope this may help members to pray, worship and feel connected with one another. The images are photographed & created by Barry and he is happy for them to be used as an aid to worship in other churches. We have also provided a PDF order of service for the season.

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Order for the Eucharist - Advent - Epip
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Epiphany 2 Holy Communion available from 10am Sunday; the theme is 'listening to God'

Our Principal service of Holy Communion. The call of God to Samuel and all disciples through the ages. If you're at home, then thank you for joining us in worship. You'll hear God's Word and be invited to reflect upon his gift to you and for the world.

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Epiphany Sunday, Holy Communion

A service of Holy Communion, through which the story of the Magi tells of the revealing of God's one true Light given to all people for all time. We celebrate together and share our faith through word, imagery, hymns & carols as we come together in his light and presence. Available from 10am Sunday 3rd of January '20.

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First Communion of Christmas

The First Communion of Christmas. The underlying theme is that of the coming of the ‘Light’. The service celebrates the gift of Jesus to the world. The light of the Good News is proclaimed and made real; praised through music, scripture, carols and imagery. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Carol Service: available from Sun 20 Dec at 10am

A traditional Christmas Carol Service re-tells the joy of the Christmas Story through Readings, Music, Images plus lots of chances to sing along! A great way to celebrate Christmas.

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Barry opens and closes the Whickham's School's Community Christmas Carol Concert.

Once again Barry was given the privilege of being part of Whickham School's Community Christmas Carol Concert. This is a two minute film clip giving a short message and prayer... with a hint of a smile at the end!

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How to make a Christingle, the Fr Barry way!

A ten minute film for families. Have a go at making a Christingle and find out about it's hidden meaning. 

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Advent Sunday Holy Communion

Advent Sunday Holy Communion. The Light is coming, we look forward to the fulfilment of God's promises in the coming of his Son into the world. This is a service which involves you. Together we will sing, listen, share and be held together in the mystery of the Eucharist.

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Holy Communion for the Feast of Christ the King

A service of Holy Communion for the Feast of Christ the King. The video incorporates readings, music, imagery and a homily; there is the opportunity for all to join in with the singing to give that feeling of being together in God's presence.

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Holy Communion for the 2nd Sunday before Advent

Join us for our worship as we come to learn from God's word, to discover new insight and to be assured of his presence with us. Come and hear our members pray, read and give testimony as together we praise God through the Holy Spirit and in Jesus' name.

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Remembrance Sunday Holy Communion

& Act of Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday Service with Holy Communion and an Act of Worship. Vivid imagery, evocative music, a chance to sing and find true hope as we remember the 'giving and sacrifice' of men and women through the ages. 

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Holy Communion for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity

Holy Communion complete with hymns to sing, great music, scripture to guide us and teaching from Fr Peter. Join us in the presence of God.

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Holy Communion for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our service of Holy Communion. The ‘homily slot’ is given over to our churchwardens who wish to welcome you back into church... though of course with restrictions. All the usual elements of our worship are present, with a little surprise at the very end.

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Holy Communion for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity

St Mary’s Parish Church, Whickham. Holy Communion, traditional worship created and delivered by church members. There are scripture readings and a homily from Jill our Reader reflecting on coming out of lockdown. All our usual bits as well… music, hymns and images to help us come closer to God.

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Holy Communion for the Third Sunday after Trinity

 Join us and share in our Communion today. We are pleased to welcome back our guest preacher The Revd Dr Gordon Harper. Enjoy our choral tradition, as the the music frames our worship and pictures evoke our emotions, feelings and the sense of mystery. Thank you for your support.

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Prayer: growing in God and Faith

'Spirituality' is that part of a person which seeks to know and experience Jesus; and through which discipleship is nourished and developed. In this unprecedented time of churches being closed for public worship, our sustained prayer life is all the more essential. On this page you will find resources to help and encourage to pray and deepen faith. More resources of varying styles will be added over time.

The Prayer Chain: let us help carry your prayer

Prayer is a powerful help and comfort in both good and difficult times. Here at St Mary's we have a Prayer Chain to receive requests for prayers. People might ask us to pray for themselves, their friends, relatives or for a given situation. This could be for people with an immediate need of prayer in times of crisis or trouble. The members, or links in the chain, will, one by one, bring your prayer requests to the forefront of their prayers to God. Any calls for prayer are treated in the strictest of confidence. If you would like the Prayer Chain to offer up prayers on your behalf, please contact Joan Smith 0191 420 1238.