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


From 23rd November 2020 we are moving to a new website. You can find us here: 
Please also note that our admin email is also changing to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from 1st December
You might want to note these new details.
This current site will no longer be functional from 31st December 2020


Worship and Church Opening in November

Apart from Communion in St John's church on Wednesday 4 November at 3pm (Please ring Revd Pat Moran if you intend to come), there will be no services in any of the church buildings until further notice.

However, private prayer in the church buildings will be available at these times: St Peter's church will be open on Sunday afternoons between 11 am and 3 pm and St John's will be open on Wednesday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm.

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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