St James, Benwell Lane

St James, Benwell Lane, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6RR View on map

Large Grade II parish church built in 1833 by John Dobson. A number of additions were made throughout the 19th century, including the aisle and chancel in 1863, the spire, choir vestry and porch by Hicks and Charlewood in 1895 and the north aisle and lady chapel in the early 1900s. Interior: painted plaster above wainscoting; queen-post roof with painted stencilled decoration to tie beams on elaborately-shaped brackets. Centre for heritage and culture for local community.


Opening Arrangements

Weekly: Tuesday 11am - 2pm and Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am. The churchyard is also available Tuesday 11am - 4pm, Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am and Sunday 10am - 11.30.


Road: On junction of Atkinson Road and Benwell Lane in west end of Newcastle upon Tyne. Rail: Newcastle (2 miles) Bus: 30 and 31 from city centre

Parking Spaces


Available at Lidl car park across the road from the church. Limited disabled parking on church grounds.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes