The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene
church in Whalton dates from the 13th. Century, having been developed
from a previous Norman building.
Available in the church, for a small
donation, a clear and detailed guide by Dr. Geoffrey Briggs is available,
giving full details of the history and architecture of the building.
Whalton Church welcomes visitors, many of whom come to see "The Whalton Christ" - a unique combination of photographs of Whalton Community taken for the millenium which make up the head of Christ, courtesy of local artist Ian Johnson.
St. Mary Magdalene
St Mary Magdalene is one of five churches in the Benefice. The others being St. Andrew’s, Bolam; St. Giles, Netherwitton; St. Andrew’s, Hartburn and St. John the Evangelist, Meldon. All five are in use regularly, are extremely picturesque and are of significant historic interest.
Whalton Church is still an active village church with regular children’s services, Messy Church, Pet Services, Harvest, Easter, Christmas, Carol
Communion and joint Benefice Services. There are also weddings, Baptisms and funerals. This year it has hosted the Women’s World Day of Prayer service for local Anglican, Catholic and Methodist Churches. The church has very close links with the local Church of England school. Inside the church are guides to Whalton village designed by local school children
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month-HOLY COMMUNION
Details of further services in the Benefice can be found on the notice board inside the church porch.
Rector: Reverend Michael Adrian Gilpin Bryce B.A.I, M.A.
Contact details: The Rectory, Whalton. Morpeth NE61 3 UX
Tel: 01670 775360
Locally Ordained Minister: Rev. Fiona Sample
Contact details: South Middeton, Morpeth.NE61 4EB
Tel: 01670 774245
Reader: Mrs. Jan Bryce
Contact details (as above)
Reader in training: Mrs Pam Walker
Organist: Mr. George Robson
Hon. Sec.: (Position vacant)
Hon Treasurer: Mr James Rainbow