Friends of St George's, Jesmond

St George’s Church is a large Parish Church in central Newcastle that serves a diverse community. Our worship is in the catholic tradition of the Church of England. 

St George’s Church offers facilities for many different groups and societies. Built in 1888 it is a unique Grade I fusion of Arts and Crafts with Art Nouveau, containing stunning mosaics. This lively church is noted for its music, the involvement of members of the congregation in the local community and as a place of quiet and peace in a busy city.

The Church was designed by T. R. Spence (1845-1918) under the patronage and at the expense of Charles Mitchell, shipbuilder.  It is Grade I Listed and is an architectural masterpiece.


The Friends of St George’s, Jesmond was founded on St George’s Day 2008 in order to expand the role of St George’s in the community, and to support future plans to maintain and renovate the fabric of the church and its ancillary buildings. The Friends received their charitable status in October 2010. (Registered Charity No 1138789)

Objectives of the Friends

The Friends has been set up for the benefit of the general public, to assist in the care and preservation of the historic buildings and grounds of St George’s Church, Jesmond and the promotion of facilities and events in those buildings, with a view to enhancing the lives of those who participate.

The establishment of The Friends of St George’s has been an exciting event in Jesmond, and we do hope that you will support it by becoming a member.


Membership of The Friends of St George’s is open to everyone on payment of an annual subscription of £10. Members are also invited to make a voluntary donation to The Friends should they wish to do so. The Friends’ financial year starts on the 23rd of April (St George’s Day).

Benefits of membership include invitations to all Friends events, free admission to some events and reduced price admission to others.

Additionally, The Friends are actively involved in plans for the future of St George’s Church, its buildings and its role in the community.

An application form for membership is available from:

The Honorary Secretary
Friends of St George’s Jesmond
The Parish Office,
St George’s Close,
Newcastle upon Tyne. NE2 2TF