Welcome to the web site for the Church of England Parish of Barnard Castle with Whorlton, Teesdale, in South West County Durham.
St. Mary’s and all other church buildings are now closed as we seek to play our part in preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus
All public worship has been suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak but the church is still active serving the town and praying.
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
# Make an effort to join in ‘Common Prayer’
at our regular service times:
Wednesday 10.00am, Sunday 8.00am, 10.30am and 4.00pm
Baptism, wedding and funeral enquiries should still come to the Vicar:
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
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.
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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