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, High Mickley and West Mickley
View from Ovington bank
Mickley St George's
Peaceful surroundings

Welcome to Bywell, Mickley & Stocksfield Anglican churches


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We are two Anglican parishes with three church buildings 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 parishes click here).

To view opening times for the three church buildings, please click here. NB All church buildings now open at restricted times (see below).


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.


Worship and Church Opening October and November

services oct20

services nov20

 Sunday Eucharist 10.00 in Zoom For a link, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This service will also be available on Sunday afternoon on You Tube 


Public Notice re Roof Repairs

Bywell PCC has applied for a faculty to replace the stolen lead from the North Chapel of St Peter's church with stainless steel as per recommendation of the Church Architect, Ian Ness. This has also been approved by Historic England and the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings. A public notice has been displayed at St Peter's, both inside and outside and will be there until 12th November.

The statement of Need, Drawings and Specification and Schedule of Work can be examined reither by contacting Revd Dr Pat Moran or by contacting Lucy Burfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Similarly, information on how to lodge and objection is included on the notices posted at St Peter's church.


Helping to Replace the Lead Stolen from St Peter's Roof


Thank you to the many people who have asked how they could donate to helping us replace the lead that was stolen from the roof at St Peter's. 

There are 2 ways to donate:

1. By cheque, made payable to Bywell St Peter PCC and sent to the Rev'd Pat Moran, Bywell Vicarage, 9 Meadowfield Road, Stocksfield NE43 7PY. Cheques can also be brought to St Peter's on a Sunday afternoon or to St John's on a Wednesday afternoon.

2. By BACs: Bywell St Peter: Barclays Hexham Branch; Sort Code: 20-40-09; Account Number: 00235423; Account Name: Bywell St Peters PCC, Number 2 Account. Please mark your donation 'Roof'

Thank you.

 chruch n aisle roof


Understanding how we feel at this difficult time 8 April 2020

Click to read an article describing how the discomfort we are experiencing may be grief, how it affects our feelings and what we can do to manage it.




Details of all the inscriptions in Bywell St Peter's graveyard are available here.



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