St Mary the Virgin, Ovingham - Making Christ known by honouring the past and embracing the future

About Us

Our church community

We are a friendly  parish with a mission to share God’s love, grow together and enjoy community. If you are into history then St Mary's will be right up your street. Our Saxon Tower stands in its commanding position on the north side of the Tyne Valley and stands as beacon of Christian mission for over 1,000 years. 

Working with Wylam

We share our priest in charge with St Oswin in Wylam and are exploring ways in which we can bring our worshipping communities closer together.

Service times

Service times - weekdays

Services in Ovingham are as follows:

  • Evening prayer is held at 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
  • Evening prayer on Thursday is 7pm.


Service in Wylam are as follows:

  • Morning prayer is held at 8.00am each Tuesday to Friday
  • Holy communion is celebrated at 9.30am each Thursday

Sunday services

Services in Ovingham are as follows;

  • Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 9.30am

Services in Wylam are as follows:

  • BCP at 8.00am
  • Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 11.30am

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Feel free to visit. The church is usually open during daylight hours. 

St Mary the Virgin, Ovingham

Ovingham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom NE42 6BW

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