Author: admin

Messy Church

Messy Church is held on the first Wednesday of the month and caters for primary school children and their parents.  Come and join us from 3-4.30pm, for craft activities, songs, a Bible story, and...

Thursday Coffee Mornings

The church is open every Thursday morning from 9.30-11.15am for visitors to explore the church and graveyard and find out more about the history of this interesting area.  Tea and coffee available at 10.30...

St James Heritage and Environment Group

As well as being a Parish Church, St James is also a Centre for Heritage and Culture, celebrating the past and present of the people who live in our area. The Group started in...

West End Voices

A friendly and fun community choir led by Kat Davidson of the Sage. Everyone is welcome – all ages and abilities. There are no auditions, no need to read music – just enjoy the...

Community Projects

St James is at the heart of Benwell and is committed to serving its community. Over the years we have set up 2 local community projects – Cornerstone and The Good Neighbour Project. Cornerstone...

Northern Lights

July 2016 saw our fantastic Flower Festival ‘Northern Lights, celebrating our Heritage’, take place at St James, with contributions from the local churches, schools and community projects as well as the wider Deanery.

Lee Cleminson

In July 2016 we joined our very own Lee Cleminson as he was Deaconed at Newcastle Cathedral.  Lee is a Benwell lad and started coming to St James as a child.  He now serves...

Queen’s Party

In June 2016 we celebrated the Queen’s Birthday Party, with our very own Queen of Benwell Elsie Dixon …

Shepherds Dene

Benwell has a long tradition of spending time at Shepherds Dene house in Riding mill, to recharge our spiritual batteries.  Below are some photos from out last visit in 2014.