Christenings, Weddings and Funerals


To make an appointment for ‘Vestry hour’ to book baptisms and weddings call the Church Office 0191 512 1769 or 07707043395 between 10am & 2pm on a Tuesday & Thursday or you can email us at Vestry Hour usually takes place on a Monday between 6 – 7pm, except for bank holidays. You will be able to talk to the team about all your Wedding and Christening needs, whether that is booking dates, finding prices or finding out the process in more details.


WP_20140902_14_21_03_ProWe welcome baptism (christening) enquiries. Please contact the Parish Office (details above) to arrange an booking, after which the minister who will be taking the baptism will be in touch closer to the time to discuss arrangements.

You will be invited to attend our special service for families, our All-Age Service of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, when baptism families are welcomed into the church.

You and your chosen godparents (please note godparents must be baptised Christians) will also be invited to attend a preparation evening to understand more about the meaning of baptism and what the service will be like.

Baptisms usually take place at 12.00 noon and 12.45 pm on the third and fourth Sundays of the month. Times and dates may vary depending on other events in the church diary.

For inspiration and ideas about your or your child’s christening visit this dedicated website here:


Taylor weddingTo make arrangements for your wedding, please call Rev’d John Barron on 0191 5847657 to book an appointment or contact the Parish Office on 512 1769 or 07707043395 to arrange an appointment. with the Rector.

Click here to find out what we offer for weddings at St Michael’s.

For inspiration and ideas about your wedding, try this website from the Church of England here:


To arrange a funeral, the first point of contact is your chosen funeral director who will get in touch with a member of the church staff on your behalf. One of the clergy will then contact you to arrange a visit in order to discuss the service and to offer support. Should you wish to speak to anyone concerning a funeral at St. Michael’s your initial point of contact would be Rev’d John Barron (0191 5847657).

Helping those who are nearing their death and those who have lost family or friends is a very important part of the ministry of St Michael and All Angels. The clergy and other members of the staff team are trained and have a lot of experience in helping those who are grieving, so please get in contact.

We have a monthly support group for those who are bereaved called Light.

For help in planning a funeral and to find out what kind of funerals are available in the Church of England, please visit this website: