On 20th May the names of all the people who had bought a 130th anniversary print of St Mary's

were put into a hat and a name was picked out to win the original painting. 

The name picked was Malcolm Jones and he has now been given the painting. 

Congratulations, Malcolm!


St Mary’s 130th Anniversary 

  The anniversary is being commemorated with the issue of a limited number of prints taken from a new painting of St Mary’s by our local artist Ken Reed (who produces the pictures for our Christmas cards).  The mounted prints costs £25 each. A print mounted and framed in gold or silver costs £60.  The names of all who buy a print will be put into a draw and the name drawn will be given the original painting. 


If you would like to purchase a print, please contact Ken Reed on 01661 824683 or send your details via the contact us connection. Thank you.

Photographs of the anniversary week can be seen on our Gallery page



COFFEE MORNING is held every Saturday morning in the Parish Hall, Station Road, Newburn from 10.00am - 11.30am. 

£1.50 charge includes tea/coffee and biscuits.  Come along for a chat over a cuppa.

Every Monday afternoon at 1.30pm there is a TEA DANCE in the Parish Hall.  £2 admission includes tea and biscuits.


During school term weeks 'Noah's Ark', a TODDLER AND BABY GROUP meets in the Parish Hall in Newburn on a Wednesday afternoon at 1.15pm.   There is a charge of £1.50 per family group which includes juice, tea/coffee and healthy  snacks for the children.  Lots of toys, craft activities and songs. 


The BETHANY GROUP meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in St Mary's church.  We start at 12 noon by having a buffet lunch together.  We then have a short time of worship and prayer which is followed by some activity e.g. a quiz or game and another cuppa and cake.

 Everyone is welcome - this is a time of refreshment for body, mind and spirit.


A donation of £2  is suggested to help to cover the cost of providing the lunch.

Call Margaret Ledger on 0191 2672953 for further information.


A KNIT and NATTER group meets in the Parish Hall  at Newburn on the last Friday of each month at 2.15pm.

Bring your knitting or sewing or just come along for a chat and a cup of tea.


Sometimes we work together on a project - the picture shows one of the nativity sets that we made to present to the local primary schools.


Please ring Marjorie Patton on 0191 2643221for any further information.