Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St James' Church - scroll down for further details

Welcome to St James Church in Riding Mill.

In the Diocese of Newcastle and set in the beautiful Tyne Valley, we are the Parish Church in the heart of the village.  

The village is a lively community and we offer a place of Christian worship and welcome.

This website will give you some basic information.  Do contact us if you would like to know more about Jesus and our lives with him, or better still, come and join us at any of our services!

Visit our other pages for more information.

Towards the foot of this page you will find links to our Safeguarding infornation and some of the Diocesan web pages including, for Intercessors, the Prayer Diary, the e-bulletin and a letter from Bishop Christine.

Do scroll down.


Welcome to the website of St James’ Church, Riding Mill.

We warmly welcome newcomers and visitors to our church services, here at St James’, please check out the times of these below. We offer coffee and tea after both our main Sunday service and our midweek Holy Communion, a chance to meet us for an informal chat.

We also hold regular fundraising events throughout the year at St James.

Thank you for visiting our website. We would love to welcome you to St James’, Riding Mill in the near future.


The Parish is currently in a state of Intergnum whilst we seek a new priest to lead us on our journey of faith with Christ in and beyond our community. Our Parish Profile sets out our vision.

All enquiries about St James Church should be addressed to the one of the Churchwardens  - contact details below.

For ALL matters regarding St James Church, please contact the Churchwardens :-

    Roderick Duff  01661 842093

   Jenny Mathers 01434 682486

IMPORTANT Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St James' Church

With effect form Wednesday 18th March 2020 all scheduled services are cancelled until further notice.
Events no longer proceeding
 - Lent Soup Lunches
- Lent Study Groups
- Meditation Groups (Tuesday evenings)
- Knitting Group for Special Causes
- Camino de Santiago talk (19th March)
- Mothering Sunday Services
- Palm Sunday Services
- Holy Week Services
 - Easter Services

Home Service resources for collective personal worship are available on the Home Services page.

Announcement from Archbishops of Canterbury and York.


In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice”. 

“Churches should be open where possible but with no public worship services taking place”.

St James’ Pastoral Care and Visiting


We now have an established Pastoral Care Team in the village. All the team members are DBS checked.

If you  would like a member of the team to visit you, either at home or in hospital, please contact Lynda on 01661 886785.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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