Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St James' Church - Services in church  have resumed - 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 Interrgnum 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.

Details of the vacancy at St James' may be found here

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


We have wonderful news for you all.

You will be as thrilled as we are to see that our vacancy at St James’s is now advertised on the Diocesan website.  Take a few moments to look at the vacancies on the Newcastle Diocese website ( ; you will not only  see an image of the church we love but you can also read the full role description for the post, our parish profile, and other key information for applicants. 

We have worked hard to get to this stage.  When we learnt that our Archdeacon, Peter Robinson, was leaving the Diocese in a matter of weeks we had serious concerns that our vacancy would drift and be forgotten.  To now see that the post is being advertised is a huge relief and we are sure that you will share in the joy we feel and pray for the next phase in St James’s role in our church and parish community.

 Jenny and Rod

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

Services have resumed at St James
next service in church
 Sunday 25th October; 10am
Service of the Word
All are welcome, pre-booking is required to assist with planning of the seating arrangements.
Please book as early as possible  by email to

Please read the Guidance for the Congregation below

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.

 Newcastle Diocesan Links

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