What’s on now! East Durham City services Services and Events

Read on to discover the services and events we have taking place in Durham City East Methodists at our churches in Carrville, Pittington and Bowburn, as well as details of our weekly activities and groups. Refreshments are available after all the services. You can see information about services taking place at other churches in the Durham and Deerness Methodist Circuit on the circuit web site.

Thursday 23rd May
11.30am (Bowburn) – Rev. Paul Beetham leads this service.

Sunday 26th May
10.30am (Carrville) – Rev. John Jebaseelan will lead this service.

Tuesday 28th May
9.30am (Carrville) – To be confirmed.
10.15am (Pittington) – Ms Soo Illingworth
will lead this service

Thursday 30th May
11.30am (Bowburn) – Deacon Jane Middleton leads this service.

Sunday 9th June
Durham City East Methodist AGM will take place at Carrville after the service followed by lunch. 10.00-12.00.

Saturday 22nd June
2.30-4.30pm (Carrville) – Belmont Ladies Choir Midsummer Strawberry Tea Concert.


East Durham City servicesThursday drop-in advertPittington Craft Club

Other regular activities 


  • 8.00pm – Faith & Friendship meets on Monday evenings either online or in person for discussion and fellowship. Contact Suzie for meeting dates and venue.


  • 5.30pm – Brownies  at Carrville.


  • 10.00am – Weekly prayer meeting – Join us for half an hour for the Durham City East Methodists’ online prayer meeting on Zoom. Contact Linda if you’d like the link to join us. Feel free to come along with your morning cuppa! NB – In June this will take place on Tuesday 4th June at 1.00pm.
  • 2.00pm – Monthly Bible Study – On the first Wednesday of each month we meet at Carrville for our monthly bible study. As we read, pray and talk together, hopefully the familiar and not so familiar stories will come alive in new and unexpected ways. Refreshments are provided. 


  • 10.00-11.00am (term-time) – Coffee morning each week which is followed by Worship at 11.30am – you are welcome to join us for either or both events. This takes place in Bowburn Community Centre.
  • 12.30pm – Soup and roll lunch at Bowburn on the 1st Thursday of each month – recommended donation of £4.00. Please let us know numbers a week in advance (contact Shirley on 07580 252122 or sharps893@gmail.com, or Liz on 01388 227316). 
  • 9.45-11.15am (term time) – Pram Club meets during school term time at Carrville – please contact Joanne (07979 764009) if you have any questions. 


  • 6.00pmRainbows at Carrville.


  • 9.00-9.45am – Join us in the Carrville church hall for our monthly prayer breakfast on the first Saturday in the month.
  • 10.00-11.30amMonthly coffee morning on the first Saturday in the month in Carrville church hall.

There are lots of opportunities for you to meet with us and other Christians. Please head over to our resources page to find out more. You can also explore our activities page.


Contact our minister

If you need pastoral support, please contact our minister Fiona by phone 07955 374680 or email theotherrevweir@gmail.com.

Prayer and worship

We encourage you to continue in worship and prayer in different ways, whether that be individually in your own homes or online. We have a wide selection of resources for prayer and worship in an online format, explore those you wish to get involved in.  You may find one you want to use every week, or you may wish to join different services and communities each week.