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All our activities have been suspended for the time being and will resume when it is save to do so. Further updates will be posted here.


Learn a bit more about St Mary's Heritage Group Gateshead  - our aims, our committee and patron.

Church history

A history of St Mary's, the ‘mother church’ of Gateshead until 1825, and its illustrious graveyard.  

Church tours

Discover the hidden glories of
St Mary’s and its graveyard (weather permitting) in this 90 minute tour.


Local history talks by local experts, workshops, and
coffee mornings. Click here to find out more!

Family History

We organise regular family surgeries with geneaology experts to help you trace your ancestry. Click here.

The committee

The committee

Click here to learn about the people who help keep SMHGG going. Who they are, their backgrounds . . .

Our patron

You've seen our patron many times on TV! Our good friend John Grundy is a keen supporter of SMHGG.


Want to join us or volunteer to help us? More details and a membership form can be found here.