St. Margaret's Chapel, Pegswood

    For Sunday Services please go to "Sunday Services" on the Website menu.

    There is a Communion Service at St. Margaret's each Wednesday Morning at 9.30am.

    Other regular Events at St. Margaret's Chapel: 

    Wednesdays: Coffee Morning 10.15am (after the morning service)

    Thursdays: Crafty Knits (Craft Group) 12.45pm


                                       Brief History 

    There has been a strong Primitive Methodist presence in Pegswood from the 1870’s though it is not clear where they held their services back then. The decision was taken c. 1905 to build a chapel, and to help pay for the building, supporters were invited to buy a brick and some of the names of benefactors can still be found on the walls. The ‘Primitive Methodist Chapel’ was opened in March 1908.                                      

    Standing beside the colliery rows and the mine it was for a very long time at the hub of Pegswood’s life and activities. In 1995 it became St. Margaret’s Chapel when the Methodist congregation united with St. Margaret’s Church of England congregation to become one of the first so-called Local Ecumenical Partnerships in the area. Joint worship takes place weekly.

    The adjacent St. Margaret's Hall (above) serves as a useful community facility and even after 100 years ‘The Chapel’ remains an important part of Pegswood community.

    At Christmas, the chapel was decorated by members of the community and children from the local school.


    This statement was adopted by St. Margaret's Pegswood LEP Joint Church Council at a meeting held on Sunday 7th July 2019. 

    St. Margaret's Pegswood Local Ecumenical Partnership has adopted the policy 'Promoting a Safer Church' produced by the Church of England's National Safeguarding Team and as members of this LEP we commit ourselves to care for one another safely. 

    We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability and that each of us may be regarded as at risk at some time in our lives.

    We commit ourselves to: 
    • the Safeguarding of people who may be at risk, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church;
    • promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust;promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be at risk;       
    • recruit safely following the recognised procedures;·        
    • supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children/young people and adults who might be at risk.
    • It is the responsibility of each of us to prevent physical, emotional, sexual, financial and spiritual abuse. We will report any abuse that we discover or suspect. 
    • We agree to work within the guidelines of the Church of England and the Diocese of Newcastle. Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church. 
    • This church appoints Mrs Linda Preston  01670 814460 as the Safeguarding Officer and Rev'd John Park 01670 510793 as the DBS Administrator.
    • This policy is reviewed and reaffirmed each year. 

    If you need to talk to someone about a safeguarding issue
    you can contact:

    Linda Preston Parish Safeguarding Officer 01670 814460
    Rev’d John Park, Rector 01670 510793 

    Alternatively you may wish to contact the Newcastle Diocesan Safeguarding Officers:

    Ruth Rogan  07825167016

    Andrew Grant   7741633670

    More information can be found by visiting the Newcastle Diocesan website:

    A downloadable leaflet is available at: 

    The Church of England Safeguarding page


    • NSPCC for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000

    • Childline for children and young people - 0800 1111

    • Action on Elder Abuse helpline - 0808 808 8141

    • 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline - 0808 2000 247

    • NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse - 08088010331

    • Stop It Now preventing child sexual abuse - 0808 1000 900

    • Cruse bereavement helpline - 0808 808 1677

    • Family Lives support and advice on family issues - 0808 800 222

    • MACSAS for people who have been abused by church officers - 0808 801 0340

    • Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to - 116 123