Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Wylam

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.


Sunday Worship

Every Sunday at 10 a.m.

We gather to worship every Sunday at 10am. It's not always a Eucharist, it's not always the Vicar, and twice a year it'll be at St Mary's Ovingham but every Sunday many of us gather together as a congregation to offer to God our worship .

Refreshments Family Friendly
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Morning Prayer

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 a.m. for 30m

Morning Prayer is said in church at 8am Tuesday to Friday using Common Worship: Daily Prayer. Books are available and you can be shown the right pages but it is highly recommended that you do as the regulars do and download the app 'Daily Prayer' and bring a tablet or smart phone. This takes out all the page turning hassles first thing in the morning. All are welcome to join the Vicar for prayers at this time. Morning Prayer - Breakfast of Champions.

Common Worship Morning Worship/Prayer

Whole Benefice Communion

Every Fifth Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr 10m

Sometimes a month has five Sundays. When this happens we make the most of it by joining all together for worship. There are no 8am services and at 10am we celebrate communion at either St Oswin's or St Mary the Virgin. Refreshments afterwards sometimes involve eating lunch together. At the very least we use it as an excuse to break out the post-church sherry.

All age/Family Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Hymns

8am Holy Communion

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m

Communion is celebrated at 8am twice a month alternating with lay led Morning Prayer. Said service with short sermon. A significant proportion of the congregation attend service at this time (12+ and sometimes we even have 20!); it will not just end up with you and the Vicar.

Book of Common Prayer Eucharist/Holy Communion

Lay Led Worship

Every Second Sunday at 10 a.m. for 45m

Once a month lay people from the congregation lead worship. Often this worship is unified around a certain theme. It is an opportunity for worship to take a slightly different form to our 'usual' Sunday Eucharist. Adopting monthly lay led worship has been a hugely fruitful thing in the life of the church. It is very much not just a second best option when the Vicar is at the other place.

Refreshments Hymns All age/Family

Mid Week Communion

Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for 45m

A small but faithful congregation meet to celebrate Holy Communion together during the week. Book of Common Prayer yet joyously celebrated! Includes short homily if the Vicar is presiding. All welcome.

Book of Common Prayer

Sunday Morning Prayer

Every First, Third Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45m

On weeks where there is no 8am Communion lay people take it in turns to lead Morning Prayer. There may be a short address, there may be a hymn depending on who is leading. Pure unadulterated BCP (with adulterations).

Book of Common Prayer

Parish Eucharist

Every First, Third, Fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr 10m

Parish Eucharist on a Sunday is at 10am, three Sundays a month. We meet together to meet with our Lord in Word and Sacrament. Parish Eucharist is always all age and family friendly. Smaller folk and their parents are encouraged to process with the bread and wine at the offertory and sit in the choir for a better view of the communion (don't worry, there's a cunning escape route through the vestry in the event of meltdown). We meet for fellowship and [half decent filter] coffee in the hall afterwards. Everyone warmly invited!

Refreshments Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Family Friendly Hymns