A local shipbuilder, Charles Mitchell, appointed his shipyard architect, Thomas Ralph Spence, to design and build St. George's. The result is a church that cannot easily be labeled, with a splendid Italianate tower dominating Jesmond and an ornate chancel, baptistery and roof of great artistic merit: the use of tile and mosaic in the style of Art Nouveau is particularly striking. The organ is one of the best in the diocese and the musical tradition continues in the context of the Family Communion.
Today's congregation aims for friendliness and acceptance to complement the imposing architecture.
Points of Interest: Rich mosaics on the walls of the sanctuary with clear influences from Ravenna, and designed by Spence and CW Mitchell (son of the benefactor). The entire floor of the church is laid with mosaic with rich patterns and symbols.