Sunday morning services 

We are delighted to announce that we have re-started our Sunday morning services, and are really looking forward to you joining us. We are particularly excited to be welcoming friends from other local churches including the Methodist churches in Pittington, Bowburn and Sherburn Hill.

Sunday 25th October 10.30am – Mrs Anne Offler will lead this service.

Sunday 1st November 10.30am – Rev Andy Longe will lead this service and the preacher will be Elizabeth Oliver, who has previously been a minister in this circuit. Elizabeth’s sermon will be pre-recorded and played during the service on this church anniversary of Bowburn Methodist Church.

Sunday 8th November 10.30am – Rev Paul Beatham leads this Remembrance Service which will include two minutes silence at 11.00am. After the service representatives from our church will lay a wreath at Belmont war memorial.

Sunday 15th November 10.30am – Rev Andy Longe to lead this service

Sunday 22nd November 10.30am – Mrs Soo Illingworth leads today’s service

Sunday 29th November 10.30am – Rev Andy Longe to preach

Sunday 6th December 10.30am – Preacher to be confirmed

Sunday 13th December 10.30am – Rev Andy Longe to preach

Sunday 20th December 10.30am – Rev Richard Andrew, Chair of the Darlington District, will be preaching


How to book your place

Space is limited and we need to comply with Covid-19 regulations, so it will be necessary to ‘book your seat’ ahead of each service. This will allow us to make sure as many people as possible can attend worship whilst maintaining social distancing.

Seats can be booked by completing our booking form. It is a Word document you can type into and ‘save as’ on your computer – it would be great if you can use your name and the date of the service as the document name when you save it. Please email it to us by midnight on the Thursday evening immediately before the service.

We have a handy sheet which explains what measures are in place to keep everyone safe. If you are concerned about whether or not to return to worship at the present time you could consult this personal risk assessment as part of your decision making.



What’s on

This is where you would usually find out details of forthcoming events at our church. Due to the Coronavirus and in response to Government recommendations, it is with regret that we have had to suspend all church services, meetings and activities on these premises until further notice. However, we are very pleased to now be re-starting our Sunday morning service.

Contact our minister

If you need pastoral support, please contact our minister Andy by phone 07539 453 223 or email Andy is doing regular short ‘cuppa and connections’ via his blog on Sundays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 11am.  

Prayer and worship

We encourage you to continue in worship and prayer in different ways, whether that be individually in your own homes or via online routes. We have a wide selection of resources for prayer and worship whilst the physical building is closed, 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.