We have many very active groups here at the Abbey, and you are more than welcome to attend any one or more of them and find out which suits you best. For further details of our groups, please see below.

Abbey Choirs

The Abbey Choirs – Boys (age 7 – 14), Girls (age 11 – 18) and Men (to sing the lower parts) play an important part in enhancing and enriching the worshipping life of the Abbey through traditional choral music.  They receive a free, second-to-none musical education. As well as singing at the services, the choirs enjoy going on tour to sing at exciting venues in other countries, recording CDs, playing football, socialising together, etc.

For more information visit our Abbey Choirs Page.

Junior Church on Sundays

Junior Church gathers in the Children’s Corner at the back of the Abbey at the start of the 10 o’clock service for informal learning, supervised activities, and fun. Children rejoin the service for during Communion. All ages welcome!

Midweek and Saturday Groups for Children and Young People

Tots’ Praise – A happy little gathering of 0-5s and their carers who meet on Wednesdays at 10.15 in the Abbey for stories, songs, prayers, chat, refreshments and fun. Brothers and sisters are welcome during the school holidays. Come and join us!

For more information, please contact Judi Cornforth

Sanctuary: A Safe, Shared Space for Children and Young People - Come along every last(ish) Saturday of the month for an afternoon of fun! At 2pm we watch a film followed by games and snacks in Etheldreda Room, Priory Buildings (approx. 8-12 year-olds – but all welcome!). At 4.30pm we enjoy a short Youth Service starting at the Frith Stool in Abbey Choir (all ages – a time to come together). And at 5pm we welcome all older children (approx. 13+) for coffee and questions @Costa meeting in front Abbey entrance porch.

For more information, please contact Matthew Hunter

Hospitality Group

 This group bakes and helps organise refreshments for Abbey events or visiting groups, raising funds for the Abbey.

Bell Ringers

House Groups

The following groups meet regularly and welcome enquiries from people who would like to join.

Full details are in the current pew sheets, or please contact
The Abbey Administrator for contact details of the group leaders.
Tel: 01434 602031

Mondays at 2pm during term time.
Group leader: Sue Snow

Wednesdays at 7.45pm during term time
Group leaders: Mitchell or Rachael Hayward Smith

Fridays at 2pm
Group leaders: Ron and Jenda Harbottle

Bible Study Group: Meets monthly.
Group leader: Ken Newit.

Mothers’ Union

Meets in the Abbey at 2:00pm on the first Monday in each month. Membership is open to all who are baptised Christians whether single, married or divorced. It is ecumenical and open to those from different traditions, sharing the organisation’s concern with everything that strengthens family life.

Women’s Group

Hexham Abbey Women’s Group meets fortnightly on Mondays, 8 – 9.30pm. For women with busy family or working lives, this group is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about faith and life using bible readings or stories as a springboard for discussion. If you would like to come along or for further information please contact Annie Halliday.