St. Michael’s, Alnwick

Services are in person in church, our Sunday service at 10am will also be livestreamed.

Click livestreamed to go to it.

Please see our Services page for details of service times.

The church is open for private prayer and visitors each afternoon from 1 to 4 pm from April until the end of September.

Although most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, the wearing of a mask is a personal choice in St Michael’s. If you wish to be seated socially distanced please see the churchwardens.

Staying Connected

On the first Sunday of the month at 4pm we normally enjoy a virtual get together over coffee, via Zoom. If you would like to join us for this or for more information, please contact Sue Allen or Andrew Duff (on duffandrew@btinternet.com) for the meeting ID, password, or for any questions about using Zoom.

In addition to this, we also have some groups meeting for fellowship and to pray Compline together on weekday evenings via Zoom – if you would like to know more about these or join in, please contact us.

St Michael’s prayer chain . If you have any requests for particular prayer our prayer chain would love to hear them. Contact Annette to start them praying!

Alongside the resources offered by St Michael’s, we also encourage you to make use of the virtual and livestreamed services, daily prayer, and other resources on the Church of England website.


For all previous notices and news, please see the week’s pew sheet on our Weekly Information page.

Our 10am Sunday services are normally livestreamed. For safeguarding reasons we are trying not to show identifiable individuals in the congregation, including during the Administration of Communion. If you are concerned about this, please speak to one of the Wardens as you arrive, and you will be directed to a seat that the camera cannot ‘see’.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to Livestream the Wednesday 10:15am services.

As the clocks change and the darkness lengthens the PCC have decided to make slight changes to the services we can offer in St Michael’s.
Starting on October 30th:
1st and 2nd Sundays of each month we shall have a service at 6pm but NO service at 8.30am.
3rd and 4th Sundays of each month we shall have a service at 8.30 am but NO service at 6pm.
A 5th Sunday will have an 8.30am service but NO service at 6pm.

There is a Compline service on Zoom each Thursday evening at 7.15pm. If you would like to join in, details of the link are available from  Annette Playle, email address rene.p@btinternet.com

Our Indoors Bowls Club has restarted, meeting every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. We look forward to welcloming members back and if you’re interested but haven’t yet joined, come along on any Tuesday evening. See this week’s pew sheet for more details.

Mini Michaels meets weekly in church on Thursday mornings at 9.30am

Messy Church meets monthly in church on Saturday morning 11am to 12:30pm during term time.

Please see our Children and Young People page for further details.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday March 26th immediately after the 10am Parish Eucharist. New members are needed for the PCC. If you feel this is something you would like to be part of, there are forms at the back of church. Please take one. Any present member of the PCC will be happy to help if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming Reverend Christian ‘Mitch’ Mitchell as our new Vicar of Alnwick. He will be Installed by the Bishop on Saturday May 13th 2023.

We are looking for two people to act as Churchwardens. If you are interested please speak to John Cooke or Annette Playle.


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‘Homes for Ukraine’ in Alnwick: for anyone hosting or planning to host a family or individual from Ukraine, you may like to know that a local support group has been set up. This is providing a forum for sharing practical advice and requests for help. For more information, please look at the Christians Together in Alnwick website under ‘Ukraine Support’.

St. Michael’s Churchyard Project

To become more welcoming for wildlife and people.

Please see our Churchyard Project page for information and news, the Spring Bulb planting, storm Arwen.

Cherry Trees in the churchyard. Eight new flowering Tai Haku cherry trees are now resplendent in the churchyard. Thanks to the Sakora project for gifting them, to Janet Pibworth of Alnwick Town Council for all her help, to the Diocese and the PCC for speedy permissions, and to the volunteers who dug the holes and planted the trees. Enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments, please let Sue Allen or the Churchwardens know.

The Tower Project

Tower Project News  See our Belltower page for updates and the Peal Board.

The Peal Board commemorating the first peal on our 10 bells, rung as a compliment to Paul on his retirement, has been blessed and will be hung in the ringing room. This exceptional piece of work was created and donated by third generation woodcarver Andrew Beckwith and is indeed a work of art. We congratulate him and offer him our most grateful thanks.

Wedding Bells! If you would like to arrange for the church bells to be rung to celebrate a wedding please use the form on our Contact Us page to email us.


Please note that service links may not be active until shortly before the service begins.

Please click the arrow in the middle of the service picture to see the service.

Sunday 26th March 2023 at 10 am

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Passion Sunday


President & Preacher : Reverend Alison Hardy, Area Dean

If you would like to watch the Annual Parochial Church Meeting please email pineapple.sue@gmail.com to obtain the link.

Our pew sheet is Pew Sheet or in pdf format.

Our Hymns for today are :

  • O for a thousand tongues to sing my dear Redeemer’s praise (742)
  • The kingdom of God is justice and joy (569)
  • How deep the Father’s love for us (144)
  • Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side (594)

To catch up on any of our past services, visit our YouTube channel or see our Services page.

You can access the Christians Together in Alnwick website here.

We also encourage you to make use of our Simple Order of Prayer and Praise, which is available to download from this website as a pdf, or as a Word document) at home. For further information, and some prayers written for use at this time, please see our Further Information & Prayers page.

St Michael’s is an open and inclusive church sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and serving the local community. With origins in Saxon times, and handsomely rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries, St Michael’s Church is steeped in history. It is also one of the architectural gems of Northumberland. You can find information on the history of St Michael’s on the Our Building page, and if you’re interested in those who are buried here, please visit the St Michael’s Graveyard page.

Join us at one of our regular Worship Services: we have several services every Sunday, and during the week on Wednesdays. Details of special services such as Saints’ Days can be viewed on our What’s On page, as well as other upcoming events which we warmly invite you to attend.

Many couples choose to get married at St Michael’s, and many choose to have their child baptised (Christened) with us. Further information about marriages and baptisms can be found on our Weddings and Baptisms page.

A map showing how to find the church is at the bottom of this page, along with a virtual tour of St Michael’s, and if you have any queries, please feel free to use our Contact page where you will find our postal address, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to book our Parish Hall, then please contact Mariana Santiago-Mallaburn on 0756 241 8837 or email bookstmichael@gmail.com.

St Michael’s Church is committed to the care and safeguarding of everyone in our community. Contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officer, and other safeguarding contacts both within the Parish and in our Diocese can be found on our Safeguarding page. Further safeguarding information can be viewed on the Diocese of Newcastle website.


A series of photos of interesting, important or just plain fun things that have happened at St Michael’s. All photos are also available on our Flickr page.

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Mini Michaels Slideshow

Mini Michaels is our group for toddlers and babies (and their parents) which meets every Thursday in termtime, usually in church. For more information (including a timetable of activities in a typical session, please see our Children page). Our slideshow below shows some of the things they have been up to lately.

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Take a virtual tour of St Michael’s! Use the arrows below to move around: 

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Map showing location of St Michael's

Click here for a Google map with directions to the church and Parish Hall.

The Vicar of St Michael’s Church was the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott. Click here for his blog.

Accessibility information

Information about accessibility at St Michael’s.