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Welcome to the web site for the Church of England Parish of Barnard Castle with Whorlton, Teesdale, in South West County Durham.

The parish is composed of the Churches of St Mary’s Barnard Castle and St Mary’s, Whorlton, and is in the Auckland Archdeaconry of the Diocese of Durham.  It serves the market town of Barnard Castle and the picturesque village of Whorlton along with their surrounding areas.St Marys Barnard Castle

As a traditional country parish we seek to be faithful in our worship of God and in sharing in His mission and many centuries of loving care of countless hearts and hands have given us a priceless heritage in these ancient buildings. We aim to embrace all with His love and can assure you of a warm welcome at any of our services and hope that you will feel something of the atmosphere of prayer, and thanksgiving which is so characteristic of our historic English churches if and when you visit us..

St Marys WhorltonWe hope you will find the site interesting and informative. Please use the dropdown menus above or the links on each page to explore our site.

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Holy week services in the Parish 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7.00pm for 7.15pm Reflective services for Holy Week
 at Barnard Castle 

Maundy Thursday: at Barnard Castle
6.00pm Church Family Meal in the Parish Hall followed by
7.30pm Service in the church and Vigil (till 10.00pm)
Youth night hike and vigil

Good Friday:
10.00am -11.15am Churches Together Walk of Witness
 (starts at the Green Bridge)
12 noon Service of Meditation and prayer at Whorlton 
2.00 pm Last Hour Service at Barnard Castle

Holy Saturday:
10.00 am Preparation of the Easter Garden
 at Barnard Castle plus Easter Egg hunt for children

Easter Day:
8.00 am Service
 at Barnard Castle
9.00 am Service at at Whorlton
10.30 am Service at Barnard Castle
4.00 pm Evening Prayer (said)

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