March 2024

All are welcome.

NB All of our services and activities are provided in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.

Sunday Services

Normally every Sunday morning: – 9.15am – 10.00am Holy Communion – Traditional, Celtic and Modern Church of England Holy Communion services. Refreshments are normally served after each service.

Baptisms, Weddings Funerals see Website or contact Church Wardens.

3rd March 2024      9.15am Normal Sunday morning Holy Communion Service

10th March 2024       9.15am Mothering Sunday Holy Communion Service

10th March 2024       3.00pm Licensing Service of our new Priest in Charge, the Revd Claire Gibbs by the Bishop of Jarrow, the Rt Revd Sarah Clark

17th March 2024       9.15am Normal Sunday morning Holy Communion Service

24th March 2024       9.15am Palm Sunday Holy Communion Service

28th March 2024       6.30pm Maundy Thursday service at Sts James’ and Philip’s church,  Witton-le Wear

In addition  we have the following activities planned for March . All activities  are in church except Walk of Witness on 29th March

1st March        11.00am to 2.00pm              Lunch Club

2nd March       10.00am to 12.00 NOON    Coffee morning

6th March       1.30pm to 2.30pm                Lent reflections:  Film of “I Daniel Blake”  from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in church

8th March       11.00am to 2.00pm              Lunch Club

12th March     3.15am to 5.00pm               Messy Church

15th March     11.00am to 2.00pm              Lunch Club

29th March     9.30pm to 10.30am              “Walk of Witness” from the “Sportsman’s pub to Low Etherley [ Dr Ward’s House]

29th March     2.00pm to 3.00pm                Good Friday “Reflections”  

Other Activities

(Children must be accompanied by at least 1 parent/carer.)

Coffee Morning:  Held on the first Saturday of the month in St.Cuthbert’s Church.This month it’s on Saturday, 2nd March at 9.30am, tea, coffee and homemade cakes and raffle, proceeds to Church funds. Everyone welcome, bring a friend.

Lunch Club; 11am to 2pm Every Friday, in St.Cuthbert’s Church.

Hot two course lunch with tea or coffee, Everyone welcome, small donation towards the food cost welcome.

Messy Church Activities

On Tuesday, 12th March, second Tuesday of the month during term time in St.Cuthbert’s Church, at 3.15pm until 5.15pm, crafts, worship, fun and food,

(Children must be accompanied by an adult) All welcome.

Please contact,

Priest in Charge, Vacant post.

Church wardens.

Mr. Barrie Kirton on 01388 833118 or 07798764549 or

Mrs. Elizabeth Jude on 07929718894, for further details.

Barrie will  issue a  ZOOM  On-line invitation onwards to those people who wish to attend a ZOOM invitation will be sent to people who wish to register for any of the sessions. If people wish to register for this course please contact Barrie Kirton via e-mail: or via mobile 07798764549:

God Bless you all and please keep yourselves safe.

Contact – Barrie on 01388 833118 or Mrs Elizabeth Jude 07929 718894 for more detail.

Etherley Parish

• In this current situation you may wish to consider setting up a weekly / monthly bank standing order payment for the contributions that you normally donate through your generous giving to our church. Please contact Barrie Kirton if you wish to do this.

Please take a small amount of time to view the videos below as tribute to the NHS and carers.

Link for NHS “Army Poem: Lest we forget” :

Link for Thank You NHS Song  –