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"


The Archbishops have issued a Pastoral Letter regarding the forthcoming General Election, you can read it here.

Tina Kelly - Mallorca 70.3 Sponsorship

Tina Kelly completed her first Half Ironman triathlon on Saturday 13th May: 70.3 miles of swimming, cycling and running in a time of 7 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds! She has been raising funds for The Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity. It's not too late to sponsor her on the form at the back of church or you can donate at this page


Announcement of the new Vicar of Ponteland

The Bishop of Newcastle, in partnership with Merton College, Oxford, is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Paul Allinson, Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Seaton Carew, Hartlepool and of St. John the Baptist, Greatham, and Chaplain to the Hospital of God at Greatham Charity, has been appointed as the next Vicar of Ponteland. Our prayers are with Paul as he prepares to take up his duties with us here at St Mary’s and Holy Saviour. The date for Paul’s induction has not yet been agreed but it is likely to be early Summer.

Please find below an announcement made by Revd. Christine Brown on Sunday 5th March: -

Friends – I have two pieces of news to share with you today which both relate to my continuing ministry with you.

Bishop Christine has asked me to take on the role of Area Dean for West Deanery, following on from Revd Canon Nick Darby, who has served in this capacity for over five years. This will become effective from the date of the summer meeting of the new Deanery Synod, likely to be in June.

Furthermore, I am surprised and privileged to share with you that Bishop Christine has nominated me to be an Honorary Canon of St Nicholas Cathedral. There will be an open invitation to a service at the Cathedral on Sunday 7th May at 4pm, when I shall be installed together with three other new Canons.

I shall continue to serve with you as Associate Priest in the parish of Ponteland.

I know that I will have support from the parish and colleagues around the Deanery in embarking on this new phase of ministry. Please pray for me and for the Deanery and our Diocese as we move forward together. Thank you.


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