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 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 church for a 21st century parish. In 2012 a modern 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, including 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
We share a Priest-in-Charge with Felton, our neighbouring parish to the east and with the parishes of Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel, to the north of us. We are fortunate also to have Michael Hepper, who was an Associate Priest in the parish from 2018 up to the end of 2021, and continues to play an very active role as one of a number of clergy with permission to officiate at St Mary's. For more details about the parish as a whole and Brinkburn Priory, see the Benefice page
Like other churches and indeed the whole community, St Mary's had to adjust radically during the Coronavirus pandemic. Recognising that some people are still reluctant to come to church in person, and others are anxious about social contact, we ask worshippers to be sensitive to, and respect, the needs of others in the congregation. This site provides links to a range of online services. We no longer stream or record services at Felton or Longframlington, but an archive of services remains available on our YouTube channel, along with video messages from our Priest in Charge. Worship and prayer materials can also be found in the news and notices section of this website.
REGULAR SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
09:20 Holy Communion following the modern Common Worship pattern.
18:30 Evening Prayer, said service
(First Sunday of the month only)
09:30 Morning Prayer following Common Worship or a service based on the Celtic tradition: live in Church and also on Zoom
10:15 Coffee in the Community Room: all welcome
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 many of these activities are still in abeyance. See What's Coming Up at St Mary's and What's happening at St Mary's next Sunday? for more information.
Priest in Charge: The Rev'd Richard Townend is Priest in Charge for Felton, Longframlington with Brinkburn, and Whittingham with Edlingham and Bolton Chapel
For pastoral support please do not hesitate to call the vicarage number (01670 719470) or alternatively email [email protected]