In line with national guidance from Public Health England, the Archbishop of York, and the Bishop of Newcastle, we have suspended our public acts of worship until further notice. 

However, in the coming weeks, we will be developing new ways to continue as a living, active and praying community in Benwell & Scotswood.


We will be using our website as the primary way of keeping in contact and sharing resources. Please keep checking here for updates and sign up to our newsletter.


Weekly updates:



The information below is for reference only. Public gatherings and worship are still suspended until further notice. Please join us in prayer and worship at home.


St James’ – 10am

St John’s – 11am

St Margaret’s – 10am & 6.30pm

Venerable Bede – 10am

You are welcome to join us for a service whether you know what you believe or not, or whether you are just curious to see what it is like. If you need assistance or have any questions feel free to ask our welcomers or clergy on the day or contact us beforehand. 


Holy Communion/Eucharist/Mass/Lord’s Supper – whatever you might know it as it is the heart of our community life. The service lasts about an hour and each of our churches has their own personality but we all have hymns, readings, a sermon, and either Sunday School or a children’s activity area.


6.30pm Evening Prayer, St Margaret’s

On Sunday evenings we have a short (less than 30 mins), quiet and contemplative service of Evening Prayer. It is time to spend in God’s presence and to take a moment to rest and contemplate life.


8am First Sunday of the Month, Holy Communion at St James

A traditional language communion from the Book of Common Prayer.



If you are new then join us for Sunday Lunch! On the first Sunday of the month 1-3pm, we have a lunch at Cornerstone Community Centre, NE4 7TU, this is an especially good time to meet new people and ask questions about the church. Everyone is invited and it is FREE. Food is served buffet-style at about 1.30pm but come and go as you please. There is also optional crafts and hymn singing. 





8.45am – Morning Prayer
Approx 20 mins.
Location: Venerable Bede, NE4 8AP


10am – Holy Communion with Farsi translation
Approx 45 mins.
Location: Venerable Bede, NE4 8AP



8.45 Morning Prayer
Approx 20 mins.
Location: Venerable Bede, NE4 8AP



9am – Morning Prayer
Approx 20 mins. From the Book of Common Prayer.
Location: St James, NE4 6RR


9.30 – Holy Communion
Approx 30 mins.
From the Book of Common Prayer – the historic Anglican prayer book with beautiful traditional language.
Location: St James, NE4 6RR


Festivals & Special occasions

We always have a full range of services for festivals, holy days and other occasions – Christmas, Easter, Remembrance etc. and throughout the year all our four churches worship together for other occasions. We will advertise these nearer the time, so watch this space.


Messy Church:

2-4pm, Saturdays in half terms and school holidays
A fun service for all primary school-age children and their parents, carers or other family members. Come along whenever you finish school and join us in making a mess with crafts, singing, and Bible stories and more!