Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Wylam

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

Toilets are found in the church hall. Accessible toilet is first door on your left if you're desperate or are accompanied by a desperate child. Further toilets are found straight ahead across the main hall.

Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet in the church hall.

On street parking is available on Church Road in front of St Oswin's. You may find a couple of spaces on Algernon Terrace behind church. There is limited car parking on site accessed from Algernon Terrace. Please leave this available for those less able than yourself if possible.

Our church hall has a separate accessible toilet.

Church can be accessed in a wheelchair or with a buggy. There is no ramped access to High Altar but Communion will be brought down to any who cannot get to High Altar themselves

Hearing (induction) Loop

Most services are available in large print (even if we have to go and run one off for you). Ask a sides person and they will be happy to assist.


Our Building

St Oswin's was built in 1886 with generous funding from the Hedley Family. William Hedley made his fortune in Railways after he, along with Timothy Hackworth and Christopher Blackett, made the first practical (and oldest surviving) steam locomotive 'Puffing Billy' which was built in Wylam in 1814. Much of the church is unchanged from how it was originally built and furnished.


Music and Worship

Bell Ringing
Concerts / Live Music
Organ

We use the BCP at several services. Many of us are very fond of it. So we try not to kill it by gabbling it in a bored monotone.

Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

Our Youth Groups consist of The Hub (years 4-6) and The Gathering (years 7-9) are both run as part of our ecumenical partnership, Wylam and District Churches. Both meet on the first and third Saturdays each month in Wylam Methodist Church, The Hub from 5.30pm - 7pm and The Gathering from 7pm - 9pm. Youth Suppers for 15-18s are held monthly. Contact the Vicar for details.

Joanne leads the Wylam Beaver colony which meets on Thursdays evenings in the church hall from 5.15 - 6.15. Part of the First Wylam Scouts.

Claire leads the Brownie pack which meets on Tuesday evenings in the church hall from 6 - 7.30.

We try to hold regular community events. These have included board games afternoons, a well being day, and our annual church fete/teddy bear BASE jumping event 'Jump for Joy'.

Mark leads the Wylam Cub pack which meets on Thursday evenings in the church hall from 6.30 - 8.00. Part of the First Wylam Scouts.

Exercise club
Holiday club

The St Oswin's congregation support the Wylam and District Churches' Messy Church. This is held on the second Sunday of each month from 4pm at Wylam Methodist Church.

Mothers Union

Mel leads the Scout group which meets on Friday evenings in the church hall from 7.0-0 - 8.45. Part of the First Wylam Scouts.

Through our ecumenical partnership, Wylam and District Churches, we employ Ruth as a part time youth worker. Our youth program includes schools work, The Hub (years 4-6), The Gathering (years 7-9) and regular Youth Suppers (15-18s).


Help for Visitors

Church is unlocked and open through daylight hours. Please stop by and spend some time in the building.


Other Features

The church hall was refurbished in 2016 and is now a rather nice space. It is available for hire.