The Parish of Ponteland

Welcome to The Parish of Ponteland

Drive north west from Newcastle upon Tyne, past the airport, into Northumberland, and you come into Ponteland. Across the bridge, looking beautiful across Coates’ Green, is the church of St Mary the Virgin. If you continue north and then turn left along lanes that get smaller and smaller, Holy Saviour, Milbourne, is surrounded by beautiful countryside. But our churches are more than just beautiful buildings – they are living communities. Regular worship, on Sunday and during the week, brings together a diverse community – we aim for worship done well, with good music and thoughtful preaching.

There are opportunities to study, opportunities for friendship - coffee mornings and social events. We welcome baptisms, weddings and funerals – click on the Worship tab for more details, seeking to serve our community, and beyond.

We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously - click here for more details.

We try and do all this in the name of Jesus, to welcome all in God’s name. To find out more about Jesus and the Christian faith please click here. Please explore this website, and find out more of the opportunities for you.

For our Latest Sunday Noticesheets click the links below.

"Week A" and "Week B"


  • No 10 Downing Street has announced this morning that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Christine Hardman BSc(Econ), M.Th, formerly Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich and now Honorary Assistant Priest in the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie Southwark, for election as Bishop of Newcastle in succession to the Right Reverend Martin Wharton, BA, on his resignation on 30th November 2014.                                            Laity and Clergy of the Diocese of Newcastle are invited either to a service of Evening Prayer at Hexham Abbey today, 2nd September, at 6.00pm which the Bishop Designate will attend, with an opportunity to meet her over refreshments afterwards (please park at Tesco or Waitrose/Wentworth Café); or to a service of Evening Prayer at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh tomorrow, Thursday 3rd September, which the Bishop Designate will attend with an opportunity to meet her over refreshments afterwards.

  • Tina Kelly is running the GNR in September and Kielder half marathon in October in support of The Good Will Cause​. The charity was set up after William (Will) Woods died suddenly on 3rd June 2014 after a three day battle with a rare and aggressive childhood cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma (sporadic). Will was 5 years old, 13 days from his 6th birthday. Since then his family have been tirelessly raising funds for North East Children's Cancer Research raising over £53K. Amongst other things they have bought equipment for the Newcastle University Research Team so they really are making a difference! Please donate what you are able to a well-deserved cause changing lives in our local area.

  • Eric, Sandra, Peter and Atiyah have arrived back in the Philippines, and Vicky is back in Madagascar. The latest Prayer Letter from Vicky Hopley is here and from Eric and Sandra is here
  • Reform and Renewal is the Church of England's programme as we look to the future. This will have a large effect on our diocese and therefore on our parish. You can read more about it at The Diocese are running Roadshows in September and we are invited to attend. The letter is here. If you would like to go, please contact Maureen who will book places and coordinate car-sharing.


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