Branch End and New Ridley
Painshawfield estate in the trees
St Peter’s Church, Bywell
Early English church on site of Saxon monastery
Looking east over the station
St George's church Mickley
South entrance
Mickley Square
Jiggery Pokery and Eastgate Manor
Mickley Square, High Mickley and West Mickley
View from Ovington bank

Welcome to Bywell, Mickley and Stocksfield Anglican churches

Hello. We are pleased to see you.

This is the website of the Anglican churches serving the residents of Apperley, Broomley, Bywell, Cherryburn, Hedley on the Hill, High Mickley, Mickley Square, Stocksfield and West Mickley (for map showing the area of the relevant two parishes click here). There are three church buildings - St George's Mickley, St John's Stocksfield and St Peter's Bywell - which are the responsibility of one priest.

Please use the menu above for details of services. You can select to view services either by their location or by their type.

Enjoy your visit to this site - we hope to see you in person!


Our priest in charge, Revd Dr Pat Moran, can be contacted on 01661 842272 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a profile of Pat, click  here. Please respect Pat's day off, which is Friday.


For all the LATEST NEWS, please see below.

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday August 15, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Morning Prayer
Wednesday August 15, 10:00 AM -
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Thursday August 16, 9:00 AM -
Celtic Prayers
Friday August 17, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
HALL Strong by Zumba
Sunday August 19, 8:00 AM -
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Sunday August 19, 9:00 AM -
Parish Communion (Common Worship)
Sunday August 19, 11:00 AM -
Parish Communion (BCP)
Sunday August 19, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Community Tea (in aid of Macmillan)
Monday August 20, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Morning Prayer
Tuesday August 21, 9:00 AM -
Prayers for the Benefice

What's New?

Stocksfield and Prudhoe Churches Children’s Holiday Club

Monday 23 to Friday 27 July 10:00am – 12:30pm

Ages 8-10 at Stocksfield Baptist Church, Main Road, Stocksfield, NE43 7DU

Ages 5-7: 10:15am – 12:15pm at Prudhoe Methodist Church, West Road, Prudhoe, NE42 6HP


Book online at

This summer, the popular children’s holiday club is back once again! “Teambuilders” will be five mornings of non-stop action. Children will discover five awesome characters from the Bible — seeing what life is like on God’s team.

This year, for the first time, the churches in Stocksfield and Prudhoe are joining together to run the holiday club across two venues. Children aged 5-7 (who will be going into school years 1-3 from September 2018) will meet at Prudhoe Methodist Church, and children aged 8-10 (school years 4-6 from September 2018) will be based at Stocksfield Baptist Church. We’ve staggered the start times to make it workable even if you have children at both venues.

The club is free of charge and takes place every weekday morning from Monday 23rd July until Friday 27th July. Hosted by an entertaining and inspiring team of presenters with very silly names, and using tried and tested resources from Scripture Union, the programme includes songs, drama, games, craft and construction projects, competitions, storytelling and refreshments.

On the Friday evening we will be holding a barbecue at Stocksfield Baptist Church as a fitting celebration to end the week, providing an opportunity for all the family to come and see what the children have been up to all week.

All the leaders are drawn from the churches in Stocksfield and Prudhoe. They complete training in advance of the event and hold enhanced DBS disclosures where appropriate.

Bookings are on a first come first served basis. Please book in early to guarantee your child a place! 



Pentecost - celebrating the birthday of the church, when the Holy Spirit came on the first disciples.

Pentecost cake 



Pentecost - lighting candles to recall a time of encounter with the Holy Spirit

 Pentecost candles




Good Friday walk of witness with members of all the Stocksfield churches       

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Creating a visual walk through Holy Week in the hall Easter journey in hall




What's Been Happening?

Appointment of a New Priest

After a vacancy lasting 20 months, Revd Pat Moran has been appointed as Priest in Charge of the United Benefice of Bywell St Peters, Stocksfield and Mickley St George. Pat was formerly Assistant Curate in the parish of St Mary, Monkseaton and works part time for the Open University. Pat was licensed by the Bishop of Newcastle on Monday 8 January in St Peter's church Bywell.Pat Moran2


Nine Lessons and Carols

Thank you to John Roddam and the choir who sang so well at this candlelit service

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Christingle service 2017

orangeThe Christingle Service in St Peter's church Bywell collected over £200 for the Children's Society. Thank you.

 This Christingle cake was made to a recipe by the Gogglebox Vicar, Revd Kate Bottley.Cake 3






The Big Sing

The annual Big Sing with Prudhoe Community Choir held in SICA on 3 December raised over £400 for Christian Aid. Thank you to all who came.


2017 Archive (Click here to view these events)

Learning to be thankful

Questions from the congregation about the Parable of the Sower

Money raised for charities


2016 Archive (Click here to view these events)

Aotearoa - The Land of the Long White Cloud

EU Referendum - Bishop Christine's letter

Bill and Helen's Farewell


2015 Archive (click here to view these events)

Lent groups 2015

Visit to Northumbria community


2014 Archive (click here to view these events)

Revd Bill Rigby's 25 years

The History and Archaeology of the Bywell churches


2013 Archive (click here to view these events)

Lent Groups 2013

Garden Party 2013

Visit to Northumbria Community


2012 Archive (click here to view these events)

Bishop Martin's Pastoral Letter on Women Bishops

Harvest Supper

Mickley Women's Group Jubilee party

Bywell Arts Festival 2012

Morning Praise Celebration May 2012

Garden Party 2012

Pie and Peas Adventure