St Cuthberts Church

December and January Church Activities

Sunday Services: Normally every Sunday morning:- 9.15am – 10.00am Holy Communion


Baptisms, Weddings, Funeralssee Website or contact Church Wardens on 01388 833118 or 07929718894

Advent and Christmas Reflection: A time for meditation and reflection on the meaning of Advent and Christmas.Thursday1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd December - 6.00pm to 6.30pm

Everyone welcome

Lunch Club: Every Friday 10.30am to 2.00pm except 23rd and 30th December 2022

(N.B. The Lunch Club Christmas Lunch on the 16th December is fully booked)

Messy Church activities:

26th November: 1.00pm - 4.00pm - Messy Church stall at Community Fair

13th December:3.15pm - 5.00pm - Messy Church and Christmas Party.

3rd January 2023: 11.30am - 5.00pm- Messy Church and “School holiday“extravaganza surprise”.

[ N.B Places are limited – Please contact Barrie Kirton for more details]

Under 5’s ‘Teddy Bear Group’Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am [Term Time Only].

There is a small charge of £2.00 for the oldest child and £1.00 for siblings

(Children must be accompanied by at least 1 parent /responsible adult).

Monthly Coffee mornings - 3rd December 2022and 7th January 2023: 9.30am to 11.30am

Bishop Auckland Rotary Club Carol Service: Sunday 11thDecember: 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Official opening of St Cuthbert’s Church “Santa’s Grotto”.All are welcome.

December/January Services and Events:

12th December: 10.00am– Nurseryvisit to church

18th December: 6.00pm to 7.00pm - St Cuthbert’s Church Carol Service; Refreshments served

24th December: 5.00pm -6.00pm - Christingle service for all the family.

24th December: 11.30pm to 00.30am - Midnight Holy Communion Service

1st January2023: 9.15am - Holy Communion Service

6th January 2023 10.30am to 2.00pm Lunch Club.

7th January 2023 9.30am to 11.30am Coffee morning

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 cemetery 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 4 churches; The Saxon Church, Escomb serving the parishes of Escomb and Witton Park; St Cuthbert’s Church, Etherley, St James’ Church, Hamsterley and St. Philip and St. James’ Church, Witton-Le-Wear.

St. Cuthbert's Church is now open with Church services being held every Sunday

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St Cuthbert's Church Representatives:

Priest in Charge: Vacant Post

Assisted by: Revd Linda Dodds and Revd Canon Trevor Pitt

Churchwarden: Mr Barrie Kirton

Churchwarden: Mrs Elizabeth Jude – telephone 07929 718894

Treasurer: Mr Barrie Kirton - telephone 01388 833118

Secretary: Mrs Cynthia Knight

Floral arrangements & displays: Mrs Margaret Metcalf

Publicity/Website E: Mr Terry Robinson 07766 855358

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. Details

Our website can be accessed using this link: