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

Sunday November 18, 8:00 AM -
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
Sunday November 18, 9:00 AM -
Parish Communion (Common Worship)
Sunday November 18, 11:00 AM -
Parish Communion (BCP)
Monday November 19, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Morning Prayer
Monday November 19, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
HALL Zumba
Monday November 19, 7:30 PM -
House Group
Monday November 19, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
HALL Estate Committee
Tuesday November 20, 9:00 AM -
Prayers for the Benefice
Tuesday November 20, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
HALL Zumba
Tuesday November 20, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
HALL Zumba

What's New?


Autumn Events

 Autumn flier

Mickley Moves to Stocksfield!

Please note that whilst the Heritage Lottery funded work on the roof at St George's Mickley is being carried out, services will be held at St John's church, Stocksfield. The work is expected to be completed during late Autumn.

St Georges scaffolding St Georges roof notice


Saxon Churches Trail

This trail was luanched as part of the Pathways Mission weekend in the Diocese of Newcastle which took place in September 2018, Leaflets are available in Corbridge St Andrew, Bywell St Peter and Ovingham, St Mary the Virgin. In the near future, you will be able to dowload them here.


Saxon Churches Trail leaflet

Corbridge St Andrew SCT

Bywell St Peter SCT

Bywell St Andrew SCT

Ovingham St Mary the Virgin SCT

Flier for launch day (useful for estimating walking times) 

Small Saxon CT flier 



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


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       

Good Friday2 

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








2017 Archive (Click here to view these events)

Christmas 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