St James, Shilbottle, Alnwick

Welcome to St James Shilbottle. The church is open daily for individual prayer. 

A range of services (formal and informal) are available in church, in community venues and on-line and by telephone. Shilbottle is part of the benefice of Acklington, Shilbottle and Warkworth.

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Pat Rennison

What's on

Afternoon Church

Monthly. Every Fourth Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
Shilbottle Community Centre
Shilbottle Community Centre, Grange Road, Shilbottle, NE66 2XH

Informal service with a cuppa and an opportunity to have a good chat. All welcome.

Everyday faith

Discover how we can support you to find and follow God in your everyday life.

The church is normally open at the following times:
1st April – 31st October 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
1st November – 31st March 10.00 am to 3.00 pm



The PCC of St James have adopted The House of Bishops 'Promoting a Safer Church: Safeguarding Policy Statement. Details of this can be found on Promoting a Safer Church - The Church of England.

More details can be found on the Diocese of Newcastle website safeguarding section

If you have any concerns personally or about another individual there is very helpful guidance in the following document 'You will be listened to'

If you have concerns, here are details of people you can contact for help:

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser : Carol Butler
Tel : 07825167016 Email : [email protected]

Parish Priest : Helen O'Sullivan
Tel : 01665712002 Email : [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding Officer : Diane Watt
Email : [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding Policy Documents Below

Further support

If you would like further support, there are a wealth of different organisations who can provide advice and guidance, beyond the Church. These include:

Age UK: provides support and advice for older people 0800 678 1602 8am-7pm every day
Childline: helpline for those 18yrs or younger 0800 1111 24hrs
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse. 0808 2000 247 24hrs
Switchboard LGBT helpline: supports those who are LGBTQ+. 0345 330 3030 9am-9pm weekdays
Respect Men's Advice Line: for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. 0808 8010327 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
NAPAC: supports recovery from childhood abuse 0808 801 0331 10am-9pm Mon-Thurs; 10am to 6pm Fri
NSPCC helpline: provides advice on child protection across a range of sectors. 0808 800 5000 8am-10pm Mon to Fri; 9am-6pm weekends
Samaritans: for those who are struggling to cope, or having suicidal thoughts 116 123 24hrs a day

View our Safeguarding Policy here