Welcome to the web site for the Church of England Parish of Barnard Castle with Whorlton, Teesdale, in South West County Durham.
We are pleased to be re-opening our parish churches after the height of the pandemic.
We are gradually re-introducing acts of public worship in church: please contact the clergy for details.
Barnard Castle Parish Church is open daily for private prayer from 10.00am – 4.00pm (however these times may change if a funeral is to take place in church). Please be mindful of instructions in church that help us slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
We are worshipping on Zoom at 10.00am on Wednesday mornings and at 10.15am on Sundays: please contact the clergy if you wish to receive the Zoom Code.
We are also offering short acts of worship (30 minute) in both the church and the parish hall at 9.00am and 11.15am on Sundays. For the purposes of track and trace the congregation have been divided between these services. Visitors are most welcome but it would help to know in advance that you are coming. Please contact the Vicar (01833 637018) or Curate (01833 316076) with the ‘heads up’ of your attendance.
You do not have to be in a church building to be part of the church.
You can pray anywhere.
# Listen out for details of services on TV & Radio and join with others all around the country when they are aired
# Hunt out prayer resources online and join us in daily prayer
The Church of England Website is a good place to start
If you would like someone to pray with you over the phone you can call us:
if we are out, please leave your name and a number on which you can be contacted
Vicar: Revd Canon Alec Harding 01833 637018
Curate: Revd Sarah Cliff 01833 316076
We are supported by colleagues: Geoff Lowson, Judith Walker-Hutchinson and Ian Blake and may ask them to contact and keep in touch with you.
Baptism, wedding and funeral enquiries should still come to
Revd Canon Alec Harding
A PRAYER FOR ALL THOSE
AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up those who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that nothing
can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord
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.
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..
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