Branch End and New Ridley
Painshawfield estate in the trees
St Peter’s Church, Bywell
Early English church on site of Saxon monastery
Guessburn
Looking east over the station
St George's church Mickley
South entrance
Mickley Square, High Mickley and West Mickley
View from Ovington bank
Mickley St George's
Peaceful surroundings

Welcome to Bywell, Mickley & Stocksfield Anglican churches

 

Hello. We are pleased to see you. We hope you enjoy exploring this site!
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We are two Anglican parishes with three church buildings serving the residents of Apperley, Broomley, Bywell, Cherryburn, Hedley on the Hill, High Mickley, Mickley Square, Stocksfield and West Mickley (for map showing the area of the parishes click here).

To view opening times for the three church buildings, please click here. NB All church buildings now closed (see below).

 

Our priest in charge, Revd Dr Pat Moran, can be contacted on 01661 842272 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESOURCES

 

Understanding How We Feel at this difficult time 8 April 2020

Click to read an article describing how the discomfort we are experiencing may be grief, how it affects our feelings and what we can do to manage it.

 

Family activities for Holy Week and Easter 4 April 2020

Use these links to access fun activities for families and children:

https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/resources-for-families-children/

https://stmaryfawdon.wixsite.com/church/holyweektrail

 

Join us in Holy Week 3 April 2020

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Dear All

I hope you are all OK and managing to cope with this lockdown.

Obviously, as our churches are closed for public worship, we are unable to offer all the usual Holy Week Services in our buildings. However, we have been experimenting with live streaming our services in You Tube and will be offering services in Holy Week as outlined below. The services will be based around the theme of ‘Where were we?’

For each service, there is a link which you just click on and follow. Please also see the attached video message above and printed material (see link below) to accompany the different services.

God bless you

Pat

Sunday 5th April                    Palm Sunday                         10 am

Eucharist for Palm Sunday with Blessing of the Palms

https://youtu.be/MpiwEGkSkzo

 

Monday 6th April                    Monday of Holy Week          7.30 pm

Iona Service: And so it begins…

https://youtu.be/4TBVrQx6sLs

 

Tuesday 7th April                   Tuesday of Holy Week         7.30 pm

Taizé Service: Choose well…

https://youtu.be/vAa-zXTEsfc

 

Wednesday 8th April             Wednesday of Holy Week    7.30 pm

Service of Tenebrae: The Darkness Deepens

https://youtu.be/oeW-bQyxQEE

 

Thursday 9th April                 Maundy Thursday                 8.10 pm NB LATER TIME

Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper

https://youtu.be/AWN_ISn2XBY

 

Friday 10th April                    Good Friday                           2.00 pm

The Last Hour: Were you there?

https://youtu.be/C5sm_VEAQlw

 

Click here to download the materials for Holy Week services.

 

Church Buildings Close 24 March 2020

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed. 

 

Letter from Revd Dr Pat Moran 18 March 2020

 
Dear All,
 
Just an update about where we are with the current Coronavirus situation:
 
I am sure you will have heard all the up to date information on the news, re social distancing and self isolation. This is going to have a huge impact on some members of our congregations and what we do.
 
Worship and Church services:
As you may have heard, all church services have been suspended, but that does not mean that we stop being church or a church community. We will be looking at ways to think how we continue as a worshipping community over the next weeks and months. In this, email and accurate contact information will be important
 
Church Communications
I have been trying to ensure that we have up to date and accurate information re emails and phone numbers for all our congregations and the Pastoral Group will be thinking about how we might make sure that everyone is supported. We will be doing this over the next few days.
 
Local Response:
Obviously Coronavirus does not simply affect those who come to church, but as a church it is part of our calling to reach out to those in need. Anne Dale, Melna Martin and I spoke yesterday and met today to try and begin to coordinate how we might ensure that everyone in our local  community who needs help gets it and is supported. Anne has already had offers of help and so have I, so we will be looking to get something out later in the week.
 
Events/Groups
Given the likelihood of this being an ongoing health crisis, the following will be cancelled:
Friends of St Peter Old Stocksfield Event
Bywell APCM
Bywell Arts Festival
 
As I said we will be trying to keep in touch and offer resources etc for Sundays and for personal prayer. 
 
Please keep checking email for updates and other information, and let's pray for all of us both here and across the world as we face the challenging months ahead.
 
Best wishes
Pat
 

 

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