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You can leave a message on 0191 378 2866 but as the telephone is not continuously manned there may well be some delay in receiving a reply. So, for a direct contact relevant to your enquiry please use the appropriate email or telephone contact from the lists below.

Email contacts

Please choose the email address which deals with the nature of your enquiry.
Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, and Interment of ashes
(NB: this email address will continue to be monitored, even while we are waiting for a new rector.)
Church hire, events, visits
Newsletter editor
Messy Church Liz Thomas
Accounts, finance
Church, churchyard history archive, ancestry
Website Mike Higton
All other enquiries Hester Higton

Parochial Church Council

Priest in Charge Vacancy  
Associate Minister Rev’d Alison Hobbs 0191 3789670
Lay Reader and Safeguarding Officer Geoff Moore 0191 3735674
Authorised Pastoral Assistant Deborah Hodge 01388 745455
Church Warden James Morgan  
Church Warden Hester Higton 0191 5974675
Secretary Mike Higton 0191 5974675
Treasurer Geoff Knott 01833 627094
Deanery Synod David Eltringham  
Deanery Synod John Jackson  
Deanery Synod Evelyn Aitken  
Other elected members Jeannette Metcalfe  
  Jayne Cook  
  Peter Cook  
  Jean Hodgson  
  Steve Hodgson  
  Isobel Rae  
  John Roberts  

Other roles

Sunday School Martin Peacock
Messy Church Liz Thomas
Gillian Smelley
Sacristans Jean Hodgson
  Deborah Hodge
  Carol Beeby
Organist Richard Hird
Electoral Roll Officer Carol Beeby
Music Jean Merrington
Servers Jean Hodgson
Flower Guild Lynne Hastie
Cleaning Sue Morgan
Youth Club Geoff Moore
  Martin Peacock

Shared Ministry Development Team

Alison Moore,  Hester Higton, Rev’d Alison Hobbs, Martin Peacock.

Worship Team

Hester Higton (Chair), Fiona Eltringham, Rev’d Alison Hobbs, Deborah Hodge, Jean Hodgson, Jean Merrington, Geoff Moore, Sue Morgan.


Peter Cook (Chair), Steve Hodgson, James Morgan, John Morgan, Edward Staines, John Jackson and Jean Merrington.