Welcome to the Parish of St.Mary the Virgin (Church of England) in the Diocese of Newcastle. A simple guide (in several languages) is available on the welcome table as you enter.
May the Lord bless you as you join our small island community in worshipping In this very special church. You are treading in the footsteps of Aidan, Cuthbert and the Saints of the North. And you, like them, are special. If you would like to know more about the past and the present of this place, don’t be afraid to ask; stay and explore.
If you are attending a service of Holy Communion, we invite all who are in good standing with their own churches, and who wish to do so, to join us in receiving communion; if you would like to come forward but just receive a blessing, please do so and indicate this desire by bowing your head.