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 it has also been the scene of our annual Ascension Day service. See the Brinkburn page for more information
We share our Priest-in-Charge, James Harvey, with Felton, our neighbouring parish to the east. James is also part of the youth team for the diocese. We are also 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
Under normal circumstances we would love to be able to welcome you to services in our church, but in line with the whole of the Church of England, and the churches of other denominations, we are unable to do so at present because of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, during the closure we are worshipping online, with services broadcast on YouTube each Sunday morning at 09:20 and available through the following week. Worship and prayer materials can be found in the news and notices section of this website.
Normal Weekly Programme - currently in abeyance
First Sunday of the month
10:45 Simply Worship: a more informal service for all ages,often with modern hymns and Christian songs
18:00 Prayer and Holy Communion in the Community Room
All other Sundays
09:20 Holy Communion following the modern Common Worship pattern, with a mix of traditional and modern hymns.
Last Sunday of the month (with a break over the summer)
15:30 Messy Cburch - A fun, family-friendly event with crafts, stories and songs. And FOOD - having tea together is part of what makes this so special
See the Services and Events calendar for further details
The Community Room is used regularly throughout the week by a variety of church and other organisations. The current weekly pattern is generally as follows
Monday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm Weightwatchers
Tuesday 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm Fram Club - activities, refreshments, chat for the over 60s
Contact: Diana Mills
Wednesday 9.30 am to 10.00 am Prayer Group
Wednesday 10.15 am to 11.30 am Coffee Morning
Wednesday 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm Fram Women's Discussion Group
(second and fourth Wednesdays only: for details see Fram News)
Friday 9.00 am to 10.30 am Tea and Toast - currently in abeyance
Saturday No fixed pattern, but Community Room is often in use for fundraising coffee mornings,
marriage preparation classes, diocesan or deanery meetings, etc.
We are keen that the Community Room should be fully utilised by the community as well as the church.
For information on Community Room availability contact Audrey Truman on 01665 570922.
Priest in Charge: The Rev James Harvey, 01670 787263 Email [email protected]
Associate Priest: The Rev Michael Hepper. Email [email protected]