St Mary's Church

North Road
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 9NU

01661 822140

Overview

There has been a church on this site next to the River Pont since Saxon times. The Normans built a tower with a lovely arch over the west door, and walls thick enough to keep the Scots out. There must have been times when the people of Ponteland hid here in fear.

By the 14th century the vlllage was safer, and new aisles could be built with larger windows. At the same time Adam and Eve were carved in the Chancel Arch - looking young and virile on one side, and old and haggered once they had discovered sin. As the centuries went on, memorial tablets were added, for example to William Weallens, one of Robert Stephenson’s engineers, and to a member of the Ogle family who mapped the coast of the Americas. A thousand years after Christians first worshipped here, St Mary’s is a place of beauty and peace, loved and cared for by a worshipping community - come and enjoy.

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Tuesday01/01/2013Thursday31/12/2015
 
Open all year, 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 7.30pm Sunday.

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St Mary's Church

North Road
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 9NU

01661 822140

Overview

There has been a church on this site next to the River Pont since Saxon times. The Normans built a tower with a lovely arch over the west door, and walls thick enough to keep the Scots out. There must have been times when the people of Ponteland hid here in fear.

By the 14th century the vlllage was safer, and new aisles could be built with larger windows. At the same time Adam and Eve were carved in the Chancel Arch - looking young and virile on one side, and old and haggered once they had discovered sin. As the centuries went on, memorial tablets were added, for example to William Weallens, one of Robert Stephenson’s engineers, and to a member of the Ogle family who mapped the coast of the Americas. A thousand years after Christians first worshipped here, St Mary’s is a place of beauty and peace, loved and cared for by a worshipping community - come and enjoy.

St Mary's Church is a venue for...

Dates & times for St Mary's Church, Ponteland

From To
Tuesday01/01/2013Thursday31/12/2015
 
Open all year, 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 7.30pm Sunday.
  • Open all year at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Open all year
  • Event venue at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Event venue
  • Gift shop on site at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Historic/arcitectural interest at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Historic/architectural interest
  • Churchyard/burial ground at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Churchyard/burial ground
  • Christian heritage at St Mary's Church Church Attraction Christian heritage
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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7.3 mile(s) away
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9.2 mile(s) away
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Tourist Information Centre
8.36 mile(s) away
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St Mary's Church

Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 9NU

01661 822140

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