The Parish of Ponteland

Parish Centre Activities

St Mary’s Parish Centre is located adjacent to the public car park on Thornhill Road facing Hemmingway Court. Together with St Mary’s Church on Coates Green and Holy Saviour at Milbourne it is an integral part of the Ponteland community available to be used by all. Please see the photos below of the location and the Parish Centre, the people to contact and photos of the variety of activities that are held in the centre. The full timetable of activities are also shown at the very bottom of this page.

Facilities - Main Hall: large and well light it is suitable for a seated audience of 150 or up to 100 for dancing, parties and specialist activities. Tables and chairs can be flexibly arranged, with a raised stage and a PA system if required.

Bishop Merton Room: a smaller, group room ideal for committees, families or activities for up to 20 people. It has a small kitchen unit.

Kitchen: large and well equipped with a gas range, utensils, and crockery. There are double sinks, a dish washer, fridge and a hatch that opens into the main Hall.

Toilets: separate ladies, gentlemen and disabled

Access - Steps from the pavement to key-pad controlled door. Ramped from a designated disabled parking space

Use - Members of the Church congregation are clear in their wish that The Parish Centre is to be valued and used for a wide range of activities by as many people as possible.

Enquiries and Booking - Contact Parish Administrator Ruth Halliday Tel 01661 824470 or personally in the Office located upstairs in the Parish centre open 9.00 – 11.00am Monday – Friday

Information on charges and procedures is readily available.


What’s on in St Mary’s Parish Centre


10-11am Fabulous 50+ Exercise Class

10-12 noon Mothers Union (Jan-Apr & Oct-Dec. 4th Monday of month)

4.15-5pm Taekwon Do

6-7pm Fit Club by Fabulous 50+

7-9pm Mothers Union (May-Sept. 4th Monday of month)

7-9.30pm Clarsach Society (3rd Monday of the month)

7.30-8.45pm Yoga


10-11am Fabulous 50+ Exercise Class

2.30-4pm U3A Walking Scottish Dancing (2nd Tuesday of the month)

7.30-9.30pm Ponteland Village WI (2nd Tuesday of the month)

7.15-9.15pm Alcoholics Anonymous

6-10pm Wildlife Trust (1st Tuesday of the month)


10-12 noon NHS Cardio Rehabilitation

12-1pm Healthy Hearts

1.30-4pm U3A Monthly Talks/Meeting (1st Wed of the month)

4.30-6pm U3A Tai Chi

6.30-8.15pm Line Dancing

7.30-9pm Coffee Club (Twice monthly)


10-11am Tai Chi

6-7pm Rainbows (Term time)

6-9.30pm History Society (3rd Thursday of the month)

7-9pm Searchlight Fellowship group


10-11am Little Kickers

10-11.30am U3A Recorder Group (Twice monthly)

1-2pm Healthy Hearts


9.30-12.30pm Clarsach Society (1st Saturday of the month)

3pm & 7.30pm Railway Films (every 8 weeks)


4-6pm Dog Training


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