The St Mary’s Heritage Group, Gateshead are a group of enthusiastic volunteers dedicated to supporting the work carried out at St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead. They organise events and fundraisers to ensure everyone has the chance to participate, learn about and research this wonderful building.
St Mary’s Heritage Group, Gateshead
c/o St Mary’s Heritage Centre
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0191 433 4699
Patron: John Grundy
Here’s a bit more about them:
St Mary’s Heritage Group, Gateshead, has been established to support the work carried out at St Mary’s Heritage Centre.
Standing high above Gateshead’s quayside, this building, once Gateshead’s original church and therefore often referred to as it’s ‘Mother Church’ was transformed into a Heritage Centre in 2008. Dating back to the late 13th century, it may well be the third building to stand on the site and it is a fine example of a medieval town church.
Sadly, due to serious fires in 1979 and 1983, many of the internal fittings and stained glass were destroyed but the stones themselves bear evidence of this building’s rich history. St Mary’s is Grade one listed and well worth a visit!
Surrounding the building is St Mary’s graveyard. We have details of all burials which took place here – from the prominent townspeople to the plague victims. Our largest tomb is the Trollope Mausoleum which is a Grade II listed monument.
Regular events are held and we also have a number of volunteering opportunities.
You can find out more information about this volunteer group and any events they’re putting on, on their website – click here.