Coming to Church

With the help of the Ordnance Survey’s clever mapping tools, we have been able to take you on a virtual flight around the Parish boundary of St. James, Riding Mill. You will see that outside our village are woods, fields, gorse-covered hills and, naturally, the Waters of Tyne!

Our Building

Open for individual prayer

We are open during the day throughout the week for private prayer, lighting a candle or simply to sit quietly in a still place of calm.

Listed building

Victorian Grade II listed building.


Car park/ Parking available

The ‘Old Playground’ opposite the Church building is available for parking at all times.

Ramped entrance

Please ask the church helpers to deploy our ramps at either of the two entrances to our church building.

Hearing (induction) loop

A standard hearing induction loop serves all the main seated areas of the church, apart from the separate Choir Vestry.

Autism or Asperger aware/ accessible

Audio and visual links are live throughout all our services in the side room (Choir Vestry). It provides a place where someone may focus on the service without the distraction of other people close by. (March 2022)


We have a toilet within the church building that is not accessible to wheelchairs. A more level access accessible toilet is in the Millennium Hall where we have coffee after the Sunday morning services; please enquire with the church helpers.

Large print

Please ask for one of our large print hymnbooks.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are very welcome.

Music & Worship


We enjoy hearing our pipe organ on most Sunday mornings. At other times there is a mix of pipe organ or electronic music.

Regular choir

Our choir sings for many of our services. We welcome new members.