The Parish embraces a wide variety of groups and activities. Each, in their different way, contributes an expression of our common faith, and each enriches the whole church family.
Worship lies at the heart of our common life and nurtures all that we do in our churches.
Belonging and believing go together at St. Mary’s.
Find out when our regular services are, in the church and online.
Learn more about what each group offers and how to get involved.
If making music is something that you love to do, we have a thriving musical community based at Church waiting for you, including our Church Choir, Community Choir and Community Orchestra.
Bells are traditionally rung for Sunday Services, weddings and state and civic occasions. We have a small group of regular ringers and are always keen to recruit new people.
St. Mary’s Mothers’ Union is part of the worldwide Christian charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.
The Flower Guild is a friendly group of people who enjoy arranging flowers in church on a rota basis.
The “Friends” is a voluntary group with an open membership, run by a committee who organise fundraising events for the benefit of the Church.
Our history volunteers are helping us to create events to share the fascinating story of Barnard Castle
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Activities and services for children and young families are currently suspended but in the meantime you are warmly invited to join our Facebook page. Just search for "All Ages Worship Together at St Mary's Barnard Castle".
If you are a mum, dad, grandparent, carer with babies or toddlers, or an expectant mum, Smuffies is the place to be: our under-fives group is a warm and busy hive of play, activity and a chance to meet other families.
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Learn more about how each group supports our local community, and how you can help
We here at St Mary’s Parish Church are a collecting point for the Durham Foodbank. Food can be left at any time in the labelled plastic container just inside the main body of the Church.
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