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Letter to the general public – CLICK to download
St Cuthbert’s Church seeks to be a warm welcoming congregation. While most of our services are drawn from the book of Common Worship, we also hold other types of service, as advertised on this website, our Facebook page, the Church of England’s A Church Near You web-site, and in the local press.
St Cuthbert’s Church is a Grade II listed building. It is plain and typical of a stone structure built in 1832 to accommodate up to 200 people.
There are no longer burials in the churchyard, but there is a new cemetery at the end of the village.
St Cuthbert’s is a country parish of linear development stretching from the Four Lane Ends near Escomb, to Windmill and Morley. It covers an area of 10 square miles and is situated three miles west of Bishop Auckland. It has a population of approximately 2500.
The church is one of a group of 4 churches; The Saxon Church, Escomb serving the parishes of Escomb and Witton Park; St Cuthbert’s Church, Etherley, St James’ Church, Hamsterley and St. Philip and St. James’ Church, Witton-Le-Wear.
Priest in Charge: Vacant Post
Revd Linda Dodds
Revd Canon Trevor Pitt
Churchwarden: Mr Barrie Kirton
Churchwarden: Mrs Elizabeth Jude – tel No 07929 718894
Treasurer: Mr Barrie Kirton
Secretary: Mrs Cynthia Knight
Floral arrangements & displays: Mrs Margaret Metcalf
The church supports Christian Aid, The Butterwick Hospice, The Childrens Society and the Royal British Legion
The church has close links with the local Methodist Church in South Road, and share in some joint special services at Christmas and Easter.
We run a Messy Church on the 2nd Tuesday in the months of January, February, March, May, June, July, October and November during term time.
Baptisms usually take place during or after Sunday morning services. Other services are arranged as required.