Facilities and features

Accessibility

In nearby church hall

In nearby church hall

Available in front of church

In nearby church hall

Car parking is available in front of the church.
Car parking is available behind the church hall. It is not available on a daily basis. It is secured by a gate.

There is currently no defibrillator available in the church or church hall.

Mobile ramp available for wheelchair users

A hearing aid induction loop is available in the church. To access set your hearing aid to T.

The church is dementia aware.


Our Building

The present church, early English in style, was built in 1759, but preceded by an older medieval if not Saxon church. The first mention of the church at Lamesley was recorded in 1297 when it was a "chapel of ease" of the Parish Church of Chester - le -Street.
The Liddell family ,Barons and Earls of Ravensworth were great benefactors and patrons of the church and were responsible for the building of the present church.


Music and Worship

Holy communion service alternate Sundays is accompanied by Vincent our excellent organist. On the few occasions when Vincent is not available recorded music is relayed through the loudspeaker system.

The church uses 'Common Worship'.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Lamesley child care provides before and after school care in the local schools. During school holidays Lamesley childcare operates out of the church hall and surrounding garden.

Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided in the church hall after the Sunday Service.
Coffee and biscuits are available in the vestry after the Wednesday morning service.

The annual summer fayre is at 2pm Saturday 25th June. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes are on sale. A variety of stalls and of course the raffle and tombola.

The autumn, winter fayre is at 2pm Saturday 19th November. It follows a similar format with seasonal additions.

The church has links with Kibblesworth Academy. Volunteers from the congregation offer support in areas identified by the school.
A litter picking group of church members meets every second Thursday in the month at 10:15 St Andrew's church hall. Resources are supplied by Gateshead council. Filled bags are picked up by the council.
The next litter pick is Thursday 14th April.
You can contact Joan Alexanders on
07957871375 for further information.

Nellie Fitness takes place in the church hall on Tuesday evenings. For more details contact the Nellie fitness website or Facebook page.

Lamesley Child Care provides holiday activities in the church hall and surrounding garden.

'Messy Monkeys' , a baby and toddler activity is due to start in May on Thursday mornings.
For more details contact them on their website or Facebook page.

Art adventurers, a baby and toddler activity take place in the church hall on Tuesdays from 10:00 till 1:00 PM.
For more details contact their website or Facebook page.

A pastoral group regularly contacts church members who are unable to attend church whatever the reason.


Help for Visitors

Free wifi is available in the church hall.

As part of the National curriculum groups of children from neighbouring schools visit the church . Members of the congregation accompany the children and teachers around the church to further their knowledge of the artefacts and liturgy. Visitors from other areas are also welcome to tour the church. An appointment would be necessary as the church is not open daily.

A pamphlet giving a short guided tour of St Andrew's is available on the table to the left of the font.


Other Features

The church supports Gateshead Foodbank. A member of the congregation delivers the donations to the Foodbank.
A supermarket collection is planned over 3 days at Tesco Gateshead. The dates are 30th June, 1st and 2nd of July. Various slots available throughout the day will be confirmed nearer the time.If interested contact
https://gateshead.foodbank.org.uk/give help/donate-food
Applications are currently closed on the website for volunteers at the Distribution centre. Please keep checking the site for new positions becoming available.

The main involvement is with 'Durham Wildlife Trust' who manage Lamesley Pastures Nature Reserve opposite the church. The Trust is currently working with the PMC group on developing a wildlife corridor, including the re-wildingof part of the church yard. All work is subject to restrictions laid down by the 'Lamesley Conservation Management Strategy'. St Andrew's is also a listed building which comes with its own restrictions .

If you are interested in hiring the hall for a private event please contact
01914419005 for details of prices and availability.
Church social activities are booked into the hall when requested.