Etherley Parish Council

St Cuthberts Church

St Cuthbert's Church seeks to be a warm welcoming congregation. While most of our services are drawn from the Book of Common Worship, Holy Communion, we do also, hold Songs of Praise and other types of Services on a quarterly basis, as advertised on our website; our facebook page, the Church of England's “ A Church Near You ” website and in the local press publications.

St Cuthbert's Church is a Grade II listed building. It is plain and typical of a stone structure built in 1832 to accommodate up to 200 people.

There are no longer burials in the churchyard, but there is a new cemetry at the end of the village.

St Cuthbert's is a country parish of linear development stretching from the Four Lane Ends, near Escomb to Windmill and Morley. It covers an area of 10 square miles and is situated three miles west of Bishop Auckland. It has a population of approximately 2500.

The church is one of a group of 5 churches; The Saxon Church, Escomb ; St Cuthbert's church, Etherley; St James' church, Hamsterley, St Paul's church, Witton Park and St Philip and St James' church, Witton le Wear.

Priest in Charge: Revd Elisheva Mechanic
Assisted by:
Revd Tim Atkins
Revd Roni Mechanic
Revd Canon Trevor Pitt

Churchwarden: Mr Barrie Kirton
Churchwarden: Mrs Sheila Mulgrew
Treasurer: Mr Barrie Kirton
Secretary: Mrs Cynthia Knight
Lay Reader: Mr Derek Jago
Floral arrangements & displays: Mrs Margaret Metcalf

The church supports Tearfund , Christian Aid Samaritans Purse , The Butterwick Hospice and the Lesotho Durham Link Project

The church has close links with the local Methodist Church in South Road, and share in some joint special services at Christmas and Easter.

We run a Messy Church on the 2nd Tuesday in the months of January, February, March, May, June, July, October and November during term time.

Baptisms usually take place during or after Sunday morning services. Other services are arranged as required.


Church Services and Events


Sunday Services

9.15am Holy Communion every Sunday - Traditional Church of England Holy Communion services.

Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals see Website or contact: Priest in Charge: Revd Elisheva Mechanic -

Telephone: 01388 768898 or T: 01388 833118 (Mr Barrie Kirton

Churchwarden) E: wardens@stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk T: 01388833576 (Mrs Elizabeth Jude -

Churchwarden)

Weekday Services

See St Cuthbert’s Etherley Website

Other Events 

11th June – Tuesday Messy Church 3.15 to 5.00pm Venue St Cuthbert’s Church, Church Street, High Etherley.
You are invited to come and join us for fun, games, storytelling and food. Children and parents welcome to join in the fun and joy of worshipping God. 
Every Tuesday: 9.15am to 11.15am- “Coffee Tots” Toddler Group Weekly on Tuesday - 9.15am to 11.15am at St Cuthbert’s Church £1.00 first “Tot” + 50p each additional Contact: Laura on 07532701483 Lauren on 07532701488 or Barrie on 07798764549 
Every Friday: 11.30am to 2.00pm Lunch Club “LUNCH CLUB FOR OLDER PEOPLE”

5th – 9th June – Christian Aid Week combined with Thy Kingdom Come at St Cuthbert’s with the

support of Etherley Methodist Church

5th June – Wednesday – Breakfast 9.30am to 10.30am cost Donation 6th June – Thursday - Breakfast 9.30am to 10.30am cost Donation

7th June – Friday – Breakfast 9.00am to 10.30am cost Donation

8th June – Saturday- Breakfast 9.00am to 10.30am cost Donation

9th June – Sunday – Café Church 9.15am cost Donation

Contacts

Note: There will be an evening service each week day

All profits will be donated Christian Aid

21st July – Sunday 6.30pm – Acoustic Music Evening – with guest musicians Buttonhole Jam first half

and Jill and John from Chesterfield for part two.

September Holy Island – our annual visit to Holy Island, this is a popular event and booking is

advisable. Contact Sheila to reserve a place and arrange transport, cost to be advised.

Priest in Charge: Revd Elisheva Mechanic - Telephone: 01388 768898

T: 01388 833118 (Mr Barrie Kirton - Churchwarden) E: wardens@stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk T

T: 01388833576 (Mrs Elizabeth Jude - Churchwarden):

07766 855358 (Mr Terry Robinson - Publicity) E: publicity@stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk


Please note our Website is now “live” and can be viewed at www.stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk
Our Facebook page is also now live and we will be posting information about our church actives and the weekly pew sheet on our page. https://www.facebook.com/St-Cuthberts-Church-913343945421483/Contact Details

Priest in Charge: Revd Elisheva Mechanic - Telephone: 01388 768898
T: 01388 833118 (Mr Barrie Kirton - Churchwarden) E: wardens@stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk
T: 01388 832243 (Mrs Sheila Mulgrew - Churchwarden):
07766 855358 (Mr Terry Robinson - Publicity) E: publicity@stcuthbertsetherley.co.uk

For more information regarding Church services, activities etc taking place at St. Cuthbert’s click here.