Find out more about the remarkable events which shaped the St Mary’s you see today: how it grew and changed as a church and a community across nearly nine centuries.
From Bernard de Baliol's first stone chapel to Richard III's grand Collegiate Church, St Mary's early years included some decisive moments...
The upheavals of the Reformation and the Civil War of the mid-17th century see huge changes in the shape and life of the church
Although St Mary's building takes a turn for the worse and the Bishop of Durham refuses to visit, improvements and innovations are soon afoot
Learn how after an era of tragedy for the town St Mary's re-invents its buildings and community work for a modern age.
As St Mary's finds ways to remember the century's wars, its church community grows outwards!
A new century and new challenges for St Mary's, with re-ordering and renovation from top to bottom!...