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Mailing address:

The Vicarage
56 Dunholme Road
Newcastle upon Tyne




0191 273 5356

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Church locations and map here >

Christening requests


Find all the information on how to request this here >

Foodbank inquiries


Please contact the Foodbank staff directly here >

Hall Hire

Please get in contact via the form above and let us know which building you are interested in using.

We can't always accommodate everything, but if we are able to accommodate your event or group, then we would be delighted to make it happen.

Find some further info on our spaces here >


Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you spot something that doesn't feel right or are told something, then you need to report it.


Contact our safeguarding officers here >

If someone there is immediate danger call 999

Clergy & PCC



Team Rector:
The Revd David Kirkwood
0191 273 5356


Team Vicar:
The Revd Dominic Coad
0191 2567020


Team Curate:
The Revd Chris Minchin


Assistant retired Priest:
The Revd Anne Marr


Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers):

Kathy Germaine (Venerable Bede)

Church Wardens:
Michael Keller (St James)

Christopher Foskett (St James)

Edith Hutchinson (St John's)

Joe Foster (St John's)

Brenda McCutcheon (St Margaret's)

Claire Lewis (St Margaret's)

Kathy Germaine (Venerable Bede)

Edith Hutchinson


Position vacant, please contact the clergy


Deanery Reps:
James Lewis

Claire Lewis

Elected members:

Chris Libby

Timothy Ohanaka

Bill Shaw

Rachel Turner

Partner organisations

Partner & community organisations:


0191 2260941

62 Armstrong Road, NE4 7TU


St James’ Heritage & Environment Group:

Write: Judith Green
c/o Good Neighbour Project, 
12-14 Sunnybank Avenue, Pendower Estate, NE15 6SD
Visit: St James’ graveyard, Benwell Lane, Tuesdays 12-4pm


Pendower Good Neighbour Project:

0191 272 2962

12-14 Sunnybank Avenue, Pendower Estate, NE15 6SD

North Benwell Youth Project:
80 – 84 Ellesmere Road, NE4 8TS
01912 983 201


West End Foodbank:
The Food Bank Centre:
Benwell Lane, NE15 6NG
07580 751365

Scotswood Village Nursery:

Karen Holmes (manager)


Changing Lives: 

visit website

Search - Older people support service

0191 2737443

The Advice service is located at the Health Resource Centre/Healthworks next to Asda, Adelaide Terrace, Benwell, NE4 8BE

Our admin office is based at St Margaret's church, Heighley Street, Scotswood, NE15 6AR.

Churches Together in Benwell, Scotswood and Elswick:
Secretary – Drucilla Hutchinson

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