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.

Rev'd Lesley Chapman

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

I am Priest in Charge of this lovely parish here in the Tyne Valley.

Although the size of our parish is small [under 1,000 residents], our community is a vibrant one.

Do visit the parish website to look at some of the many activities the village supports.

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. Do keep up to date with these events on the website.

I am also Bishop’s Advisor in Spirituality and Area Dean of Corbridge so I spend time outside the village. By all means leave a message on my telephone or send me an email if you would like to be in touch. I will return your messages as soon as I can.

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

With prayers and best wishes,


Revd Lesley Chapman is currently recuperating.

For any matters regarding St James Church, please contact the Churchwardens.

    Roderick Duff  01661 842093

   Jenny Mathers 01434 682486

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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