Church of England Diocese of Newcastle St. Michael and St. Paul, Alnwick

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets

There is limited street parking outside the church, and it is possible to drive to the church doors to drop people off. Please contact us if you have any queries or special needs.

A defibrillator, provided by the Stephen Carey Trust, is located on Bailiffgate, near the church.

The side (Duke's) door to the church has a non-slip, sturdy ramp permanently attached to facilitate entering the church without the use of steps. The main entrance has several steps, and a handrail.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Hymn books and service booklets/leaflets are available in large print.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building

St Michael's Church is Grade I listed, dating from the 15th Century, though with earlier churches on the same site dating to the Saxon era. The building was extensively remodelled in the 19th Century, and features in the book “England‘s Thousand Best Churches”.


Music and Worship

Our organ, made by Harrison & Harrison of Durham, was installed in 1890 and "opened" in 1892. It is in use in almost all services at St Michael's, played by our Organist and Choir Director, Alan Hodgson.

Our Sunday morning service at 8am is a (spoken) Book of Common Prayer service, and we have Sung Evensong every Sunday at 6pm.

St Michael's has a robed choir at the 9:30am Parish Eucharist and 6pm Sung Evensong services.


Groups, Courses and Activities

The Church holds regular coffee mornings in aid of the local and national charities we support.

St Michael's Church holds Messy Church in our Parish Hall monthly.

Mothers Union

Mini Michaels, a group for 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups, runs every Thursday in term-time in the church. There are toys, crafts, games, stories and singing, with tea and coffee for adults, and a dedicated "baby corner".


Help for Visitors

There are leaflets in the church giving a brief overview of our history, and more detailed reference material is available. Church members are available for further information if required.

We have a small amount of gifts and cards for sale in the church, as well as second-hand books.

The church is open most days until 4pm, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy our ancient building.


Other Features

St Michael's is one of the designated drop-off points for donations to Alnwick Foodbank.

All services use the Church's PA system, and we have mobile amplifiers, a projector and a projector screen which are used primarily at the 11:15am Sunday service.

St Michael's is committed to using Fairtrade coffee and tea at our services.

St Michael's Parish Hall, located on Walkergate, is a spacious, purpose-built hall frequently used for groups, activities and events. It consists of a large and a small hall, a professional kitchen and facilities, and can be hired in whole or in part.