Churches Together

Originally formed in October 1995 as a group of 5 churches, we are now made up of the 3 churches of St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Stella, Ryton Parish Church of Holy Cross and Ryton Methodist Church.

We join together for many activities throughout the year, including the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Lent house groups, a Good Friday walk, 24/7 prayer and a Songs of Praise service at a local sheltered housing scheme once every 2 months.

At Christmas we deliver Christmas cards with the times of services at all the churches to every home in Ryton and the surrounding area and join together to sing carols outside the local supermarket on the Saturday before Christmas.

We also come together occasionally to give dramatic presentations for Christmas, Easter and other Christian festivals.

Ryton Methodist Church

Holy Cross Church

Service Times


Holy Mass
Morning 11.00a.m.


Holy Mass
Morning 10:00a.m.
Evening 5.00p.m.


Holy Mass
9.15a.m. and 7.00p.m.


Holy Mass 9.15a.m.
except Friday 6.30p.m.


Available after daily Masses & Saturday 4:15 to 4:45

Reverend Father Jonathan G. Rose

St. Mary & St. Thomas Aquinas' Presbytery,
Stella Road,
NE21 4LR

(0191) 4142749