"A warm welcome to the church of St Mary's, Holy Island. Our church is open daily to welcome visitors. Come and explore our history, reflect on our Christian story and faith and take a moment to enjoy the stillness and tranquillity of this sacred place."

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills
Vicar of Holy Island
St Mary's Chruch, Holy Island
St Mary's Chruch, Holy Island

A new chapter in the life of St. Mary's

The PCC of St. Mary's is very pleased to announce that Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills has been appointed as Vicar of the Parish of Holy Island on the 27th January 2019.

We wish her every blessing on her ministry with us.

Service Times

Worship for Weekdays

Lent events: Ash Wednesday 26 February: 8am and 1pm at St Mary’s: Holy Communion with imposition of ashes

5.30pm at St Mary’s: Lenten prayers for peace
(This ecumenical service will take place every Wednesday in Lent)

We'll post more details of Lent events on Holy Island later this week: St Cuthbert’s United Reformed Church and St Mary’s Parish Church working together.

8am: Morning Prayer: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

8am: Holy Communion: Wednesday.

5.30pm: Evening Prayer: daily.


8.00am: Holy Communion (BCP)

10.45am: Holy Communion

5.30pm: Evening Prayer

Please note: any changes to service times or additional services will be posted on the noticeboard inside the church.

Poopies on Holy Island: Remembrance Sunday

Dates for your diary

North Northumberland Spirituality Network


The Spirituality of Conflict and Reconciliation


Speaker: The Revd Canon Dr.Sarah Hills, Vicar of Holy Island


Saturday 14 MARCH: 10.00 – 15.00: St.Cuthbert’s Centre, Holy Island


Further information: a contribution for the day of £10 (but contact us if that presents problems).  Please book in advance via: lyn.phillipsuk@googlemail.com  07702 022501


Hot and cold drinks provided, please bring your own lunch

Safe to cross causeway 9.25 – 16.00

Bus 477 from Berwick Station 9.05 arr 9.40

Return 15.05 from Holy Island arr.15.40

Snowdrops in the churchyard, St Mary's Church, Holy island, Northumberland
Snowdrops, St Mary's Church, Holy Island
Poopies on Holy Island: Remembrance Sunday

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 6 March: World Day of Prayer: women. men and children of all ages are called to 'Rise, take your mat and walk' to join ths day of prayer.For further info: wwdp.org.uk

Save the dates: we have some fabulous concerts in March: 

Thursday 12 March: lunctime concert: the Galilee Choir from the Chorister School, Durham Cathedral will be singing.

Saturday 14 March: Edinburgh Royal Choral Union will be singing Stainer’s Crucifixion at 1.00 pm in St.Mary’s Church. 

Pilgrims Way, Holy Island (Lindisfarne) Northumberland
Pilgrim's Way, Holy Island, Northumberland

News in brief...

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills, is one of the authors of a letter: Call to Action in times of Transition and Change - you can read the full letter on our news page.

For more information on our events and news, please see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/StMarysHolyIsland/events/

Radio 4's Sunday worship came from St Mary's ...
August 18th 8.10am

Click here to read the transcript

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