Church of England Diocese of Newcastle St. James and St. Basil, Fenham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets
Baby Changing Facilities

Free parking on street nearby

Accessible Toilet

On Fenham Hall Drive

Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print
Assistance Dogs
Gluten-free refreshments

Our Building

Grade II Arts and Crafts building designed by Eric Edward Lofting and built in 1931.

Eco Church

Music and Worship

Our tower is home to no less than 17 bells, 8 hung for full circle ringing and a further 9 hung 'dead'. All 17 can be rung from a carillon. Our tower captain is always happy to show folk around and welcome new members to the ringing team.

Js & Bs is become a well known destination for some of the finest music in Newcastle ranging from our annual Jazz concert series, Saturday Classics and contemporary evening concerts throughout the year. Find out more at https://www.jamesbasilfenham.org.uk/music/welcome/

The organ was built by J.W. Walker & Sons of London and is considered to be one of the finest in Newcastle. The three manual movable console is connected to both the main organ and the celestial organ creating a unique sound of the instrument 'speaking' from different parts of the building. If you look up at the north wall and above the memorial chapel you will see the beautifully carved screens which hide the main part of the organ and until about forty years ago the organ console itself. The screens look Moorish in taste, but the designs are not Islamic and are almost certainly entirely executed by George Jack and carved by Lawrence Tumer, again a well-lnown craftsman in his day. The Organ was completely resorted and renovated by Woods of Huddersfield in 2018.

Book of Common Prayer Services

We have a number of Choirs based at Js & Bs.
The Js & Bs Quartet lead our 10am service on the first Sunday of the Month, Sanctuary Voices provide a lead to our services on the Third and Fifth Sundays.
The Js & Bs Singers meet on a Monday evening, and the Fenham Ensemble and Voices of Hope also base themselves with us in Fenham.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group

The 82nd Newcastle Group meets on a Friday evening in the Church Hall

Every Thursday from 10:30 until 2:30pm in church.

The 82nd Newcastle Group meets on a Friday evening in the Church Hall

Meeting on Friday evening in the Church Hall on Wingrove Road North.


Help for Visitors

WiFi is available in Church

We happy to organise tours or individuals or groups. Please get in touch to find out more.

Guidebooks / Notes

Open every Thursday from 10:30 until 2pm.

Daily from 9:30 until dusk.


Other Features

FairTrade
Foodbank
#FollowTheStar
Audio-Visual Facilities
Hall for Hire