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- Sunday Groups for Children and Young People

Sunday Tots is for children from crèche age to Reception to meet up during the 10.00 Sunday service, for stories, prayers, songs and fun.

Sunday Gang is a chance for children from Reception to school year 4 to come together, during  the 10.00 service, to have fun hearing stories, singing songs, playing games and taking part in craft activities on a range of Christian themes. Follow the opening procession to join us! An adult is welcome to come with you if you prefer.

Sunday Club is for children in school years 5 to 8, during the 10.00 service, where we often drink hot chocolate as we explore our faith through a variety of activities and discussion. Come and join us! Just follow on the opening procession.

Midweek 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

Take This – Kids in school years 4 to 8 meet once a month to produce a magazine called TAKE THIS, looking at themes such as fair trading, discipleship or what goes on in a church service. Written by kids, for kids, 11 issues of TAKE THIS are published each year, with copies going to groups all over the country. For more information please contact

Friday Zone is where young people in school years 5-8  meet for fun ‘down time’, in a supportive Christian environment.  Our activities range from silly games, creative crafts and lively discussion to our popular summer camp and legendary annual sleepover in the Abbey! We meet on various Fridays in term time.

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.