St Mary's is the parish church for the parish of Longframlington with Brinkburn. The church dates from the late twelfth century and until 1891 was a chapel of ease to Felton; since that date Longframlington has been an independent parish, sharing a priest in charge with Felton since 2006. The church was carefully restored in the late nineteenth century retaining its fine Norman chancel arch. Because of its historic features the building in Grade 1 listed, but while we value a fine building our focus is on being the parish church for a 21st century parish. In 2012 a new sensitively-designed multi-use Community Room was added on the north side of the church, providing a space for a wide variety of church and community activities for all ages. St Mary's is not the only Anglican place of worship in the parish: Brinkburn Priory, under the care of English Heritage, is also used occasionally for services, such as marriages. In recent years, (barring pandemics!) it has also been the scene of our annual Ascension Day service. See the Brinkburn page for more information
Until the recent departure of our Priest-in-Charge, James Harvey, we shared our priest with Felton, our neighbouring parish to the east, but future arrangements are still to be confirmed by the Diocese and Deanery. We are fortunate to have a retired Associate Priest, Michael Hepper actively involved in our ministry in the parish. For more details about the parish as a whole and Brinkburn Priory, see the Benefice page
Along with the whole of the Church of England and churches of other denominations, we have limited space at our services in church at present because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and have to insist on strict hygiene precautions. We have services online, broadcast on YouTube each Sunday morning at 11:00 and available through the following week. Worship and prayer materials can be found in the news and notices section of this website.
REGULAR SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
NOTE that weekday activities other than the Wednesday Morning Prayer are currently in abeyance
09:20 Holy Communion following the modern Common Worship pattern.
Online Service of the Word: <span style="font-size: 1rem;">an edited recorded Sunday service from our sister parish in Felton is posted in our YouTube channel every Monday evening, and is then available there indefinitely</span>
09:30 Morning Prayer following Common Worship or a service based on the Celtic tradition: shared via Zoom
See the Services and Events calendar for further details
In normal times, the Community Room is used regularly throughout the week by a variety of church and other organisations, but these are currently all in abeyance.
Priest in Charge: Vacant
Associate Priest: The Rev Michael Hepper. Email [email protected]