The Parish Church of ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, Newburn is in the centre of the village, just above the library. (NE15 8LT)
We are a friendly evangelical parish with a mission to share God's love, grow together and enjoy community. If you are into history then St Michael's will be right up your street.
The building stands in its commanding position on the north side of the Tyne Valley overlooking the village of Newburn. It was restored following a fire in 2006 which caused
damage costing £2.6million to sort out. The building consists of a four bay nave with transepts and aisles, a west tower, a south porch, an unaisled chancel with a vestry and organ chamber to the
Before this present building, there was a wooden church on the site, which was burnt down in 1067 AD. (So we are not very good with fires!)
There was a plague of Cholera in the village in 1832 in which 66 of the 550 population died, including the vicar, The Reverend James Edmonson, and the village doctor.
Around the time of the 1067ad fire a man, Copsi, an appointee of the Norman Ruler William I, was found murdered near the church door. He was hated by the local lords, whom he had displaced.
So, as you can see the area of Newburn is steeped in history with the Romans, Picts, Scots, Saxons, Vikings and Normans all leaving their mark on the parish. From the start of the second millennium with the murder of Copsi in 1067 there have been battles between the Scottish and the English which have frequently bathed the parish in blood.
We try and be a bit kinder to each other these days and if you come along to our morning service at 9.30am or our evening service at 6.00pm we hope you will feel welcome.
We have coffee after the morning service.
The church of ST MARY THE VIRGIN stands near the roundabout on the main road through Throckley. (NE15 9AB)
Before St Mary's was built the congregation at Throckley met in a mission room. The November 1886 parish magazine stated that 'the mission room is now always so inconveniently crowded, that we are beginning to watch with eager eyes the rising of the comely church near at hand into which this earnest and devoted congregation hope soon to move, and we trust that will be the means to gather round it a larger body of worshippers all bound together with strong cords of Christian love and sympathy.'
The church was consecrated on Ascension Day, Thursday 19th May 1887. The petition to consecrate the church was presented to the Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt. Rev. Ernest Roland Wilberforce, by Mr John Spencer, and he was preceded up the aisle by the choir singing Psalm 24.
These days you will find a very warm welcome from the friendly adults and children who form the Church family. We have a morning service each Sunday and on two Sundays of the month the children have their own special time together.