In line with instructions from the Archbishops of Canterbury & York we regret to inform you that all public worship must cease for the time being.
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, St. Michael’s Church, and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Even though it is now not possible to meet together for public worship, the prayer life of the church can and must continue. The Church of England has made available virtual and livestreamed services, daily prayer, and other resources at the Church of England website, and you are encouraged to use this â€˜Simple Order of Prayer and Praiseâ€™ (available to download from this website as a pdf, or as a Word document) at home. It can be used at any time but is perhaps especially appropriate for use at the time you would normally be attending a service.
We are unable to publish our parish magazine, Gateway, in print this month, but it is available here on the website to read or to download.
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 Saintsâ€™ Days can be viewed on our Whatâ€™s On page, as well as other upcoming events which we warmly invite you to attend.
Many couples choose to get married at St Michaelâ€™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 Michaelâ€™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-MallaburnÂ on 0742 427 2903 or email email@example.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.
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.
Take a virtual tour of St Michael’s! Use the arrows below to move around:Â
ClickÂ hereÂ for a Google map with directions to the church and Parish Hall.
The Vicar of St Michael’s Church is the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott. ClickÂ hereÂ for his blog.