St Cuthberts

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.

Contact Details

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

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