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St James’s United Reformed Church
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8JF

    St James's URC Newcastle Logo


Situation and access

On ground floor of complex, at front.

Access through front door.  Full disabled access and toilet facilities.

2 fire doors.

Suitable for

Services, concerts, organ recitals, large meetings of a non  commercial nature

Small meetings at rear of church: on only offer to regular users/ worship groups etc who want extra meetings



Approx 160 seated in pews, room for another 40 chairs at rear of church.


In pews facing the alter table, piano and organ.

Can use chairs and tables from hall at rear of church for small meetings, or refreshments.  Can accommodate 8 small tables, each seating 4 (or 6 at a pinch) or 5 larger tables each seating 8.  There is also a large table suitable for committee meetings seating 12.


Kitchen facilities for teas, coffee, cold buffets,  re- heating pre-cooked   food only. Hatch into rear of church.

Clients are expected to provide their own tea and coffee.


(professional organists only)

Electronic organ (digital 4-manual) or grand piano available.

Space at front for placing their own instruments, and sockets available for extension cables.

Tape and CD player available which links into the loop and speaker system


Audio equipment

Loop system in church.

Audio system suitable for playing tapes or CDs.

1 standing mike plus stand, 2 radio mikes

Projectors and electrical equipment

Projector screen available.  Will need to bring their own projectors, or computers for presentations.  Electrical supply means can use equipment almost anywhere. Wi-fi available.


Underfloor heating operated by church managers.

Supplementary heating available for rear of church which can be operated by the client.

Car Park/Public Transport

Parking available for 1 car if necessary, for equipment. Public parking close by. Haymarket Metro station a 5 minute walk.


No smoking is permitted anywhere on Church Grounds. The pedestrianised zone on  Northumberland Road has seats and also bins where cigarette ends can be discarded.

Now listed Grade 2*, The building is an uncommon example of a central Free Church. The central ceiling, chandelier, stained glass, wrought iron screen and notable pipeless organ by Copeman Hart (1973) are important features.

The Church and ancillary rooms were refurbished in 1997, with English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund support.

The church, church hall and small meeting room are for hire, Please go to the Rooms for Hire Tab at the top of this page for further information.

Other Christian congregations worship in these premises:

Northern Lights MCC 

Newcastle Chinese Christian Fellowship

Newcastle Dream Church