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St Andrew's Church & Jane Smith's tomb

Twelfth-century church with 13th and 19th century additions: a sanctuary in the city centre.

Charles Wesley married Grace Murray to John Bennet at St Andrew's. Grace had been housekeeper at the Orphan House and likely to marry John Wesley, but Charles did not approve and ensured this alternative arrangement. John Wesley later married a widow, Mrs Mary 'Molly' Vazielle, but the marriage was not a success and they separated.

William Smith who was John Wesley's main supporter and 'right hand man' for many years,  and his wife, Jane, and family are buried in a large family tomb in St Andrew's churchyard. Jane Smith was formerly Jane Vazielle, John Wesley's step-daughter.

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) Sunday 11 am (except Matins 2nd of month) & Thurs 12.30 pm (Also Greek Orthodox and Signed Service for deaf people - see

Newgate Street
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5SS

Weekdays 9am-3pm

Tel: 0191 222 0259

Getting there [NZ245644]
0.1 miles from St James Metro station

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