Whalton’s St Mary Magdalene church – opening times

You are very welcome to use Whalton church for individual prayer* and reflection every Sunday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm during the Coronavirus pandemic.   

In line with Government guidelines, there is a clear one way route marked by tape through the church.  Please use the choir stalls or altar rail for prayer and reflection.     

Please use hand sanitizer provided when you enter and leave the church and observe 2m social distancing requirements when inside.

* Individual prayer within a place of worship is defined as a person or household entering the church to pray on their own, not as part of a group, led prayer or communal act. Please observe social distancing from other individuals or households. 

We know these are difficult times.  Our Ministry Team are always available if you would like to contact them:


Associate Priest

Revd Fiona Sample
South Middleton, Morpeth, NE61 4EB 01670 774245 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Associate Lay Minister

Mrs Pam Walker MBE
The Tower House, Hartburn, NE61 4JB 01670 772301 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shopping: from Belsay Shop or Brown’s Lakeside Larder
Belsay Shop  From Saturday 21st March 2020, until further notice during the Coronavirus pandemic, and with many thanks to our friends from Belsay Shop, you can order what food and goods you need and have them delivered to Whalton Village Hall or to your home.  There is a £3 delivery charge.  You can collect your order from Whalton Village Hall between 2pm and 3pm every day (except Sunday). Or we can arrange to have it delivered to you by volunteers from the community. The shop are now doing fruit and veg boxes at a cost of £15 each plus delivery.  Illustrated on the right.  
Brown’s Lakeside Larder at Kirkharle Courtyard, including home baked, delicious scones, soups, quiches and traybakes and can deliver your shopping to your door free of charge. They have a full stock of groceries too.  
Placing and paying for your order:
Belsay: Please place your order 24 hours in advance of your needing it.   It’s much easier for the shop to have your order in writing.  So please text Jane Sym on 0771 3325358, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
You will need to pay for your order either by credit or debit card when you place the order, or pay online.
Brown’s Lakeside Larder: has an easy online order form https://forms.gle/LmhWS81m2ZzteZTq7 which lists most items they have.    
you can pay by credit or debit card and they will call you to get the details when your order is ready to come out.  
Requesting volunteer help and delivery to your home:
If you don’t have access to the internet or email please call a volunteer and we will arrange your order for you.  We can also deliver your order to you, please call the Village Hall Caretaker, Linda Willis 775411, Lucy Bird 775071 or 07808 490004, Andrew Potter 07429 339886, or Richard or Julie Potter 775528.  
We will do all we can to help you.  
Post Office: The travelling Post Office will continue to be in Whalton Village Hall from 0915 -1045* every Thursday until further notice.  All the usual Post Office services are available. * Please note change of time.   

Regretfully we have taken the decision to postpone our Music Night which was to be held on 28th March 2020. We will keep you posted with a new date in due course.

We are delighted to welcome 3 bands who will play live - Saturday 28th March - Tickets £10 in advance (£12 on the night).

The NRC formed around 3 years ago and are a 5 piece acoustic band playing and singing tunes influenced by the music of Old Timey, Appalachian, Americana and Country.  You’ll also catch them mixing other folky foot tapping tunes along with original material.  With a mix of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and banjo ukulele, coupled with great vocals and harmonies they create a very distinctive sound and style.  One thing is for sure, like them, you will certainly enjoy yourselves.

Beautiful Poison is a four-piece acoustic band playing a mixture of covers and original compositions with a folky, bluesy, jazzy theme.  The slick guitar work, occasional Banjo and Harmonica from Derek mixed with the keyboard skills from Mary gives the band the foundation for Yiota and Debbie to then lift the sound skywards with their incredible vocals.  They’ve been together for about 2 years playing all over the North East.  Their Mantra is “We bring cakes and chaos!”.

Rupert and Kate – Rupert usually plays and sings with North East “Newgrass” bands The Kentucky Cowtippers and The Often Herd and is a very talented young musician and plays and teaches many instruments from guitar to mandolin.  Kate is a wonderful vocalist and usually sings with Newcastle based band The Teacups.  More recently, they have teamed up to perform together mixing both their styles and influences to create a new and fun sound. 


Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel the Vintage and Jumble Sale which was scheduled for 21st March 2020.

A new date will be announced in due course.


Are you a supporter of Whalton Village Hall Fundraising 100 Plus Club?

An Annual payment of £10 gives you a lucky number which is entered into a draw each month, from November until September. It is an easy way to support the Village Hall with a chance to win every month.

The draw pays out 65% of its income in the following prizes each month:
6 x £15   &   5 x £10

Plus a bumper Christmas draw which includes the following prizes:
1 x £50    1 x £30    4 x £25    4 x £15     6 x £10

Now you can pay by standing order, by Bank Transfer, by cash or cheque.  Standing Order payments will be deducted from your account on an annual basis. The draw will take place during the Village Hall Committee monthly meetings.

If you would like to join the 100+ club please contact the Treasurer – Nicola Robson on 01670 775381 before 14th November

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