Find out how to join us for services or private prayer

St. Mary’s Barnard Castle

The church is open for private prayer each weekday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. (These arrangements are subject to change in the event of a funeral in church) It is also open from 9.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday.

The new regular pattern of services is :

  • 8.30am: Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer
  • 10.30am: Common Worship Communion service

Please be aware that some of our services are livestreamed and available to view on this website and Facebook.

Face masks are no longer a requirement in church.  For those who would prefer to keep their distance from others the pews in the south aisle (in front of the font) will be kept at the 2m distance.  There are also cards in the porch which can be used either side of you in the pew if you would like a little more space.

St Mary's Whorlton

Services are now on the 2nd Sunday at 9.00am and the 4th Sunday at 4.00pm.


The 10.00am Wednesday morning service will continue on zoom, to enable Care Homes to join us.  Please contact the clergy for the zoom codes if you would like to attend.

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


You can pray anywhere

You do not have to be in a church building to be part of the church:

  • 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 (the Church of England Website is a good place to start) and join us in daily prayer

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

Our service for the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity (Climate Sunday)

Our Sunday service will be uploaded at approximately 11.45am