Intergenerational Meeting – ‘Quiz and Fizz Evening

Some 35+ college students from Josephine Butler College together with their chaplain, Andrew Tinkler, attended a student night hosted by David Thornborrow and church elders. David presented a historical quiz showing places of interest and personnel associated with the historic and cultural life of Durham. This was later followed by a display of colourful  indoor […]

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Remembrance Sunday and Prayers for Peace

On Remembrance Sunday our morning service included the customary two minutes silence and the laying of a wreath beneath the church’s war memorial. Later in the day an Ecumenical  Afternoon Vigil was held with the focus on prayer for world peace. The ecumenical service was led by the minister Revd Marcus Hargis in conjunction with […]

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All well with the Spire

The scaffolding that has surrounded our spire since the summer has now disappeared, as the restorative work is completed. We hope that the spire will stand proud for a further 150 years While the work was underway the steeplejacks were kind enough to take one or two of our phones up to the highest point: […]

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Season of Creation

An ecumenical service for ‘The Season of Creation  was held in our church on Sunday 1st October. The ecumenical season of Creation is held each year from September 1st to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The joyous Sunday afternoon service of celebration of community bounty and shared exuberance together with a […]

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Positive Prayer for Peace

 A Prayer Vigil praying for World Peace will be held between 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm on Remembrance Sunday in our Church. Everyone is welcome. The vigil will be lead by our Minister, Revd Marcus Hargis, and an invitation has been extended to the other churches in our group and through Durham Churches Together. November […]

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Thursday Fellowship – November 2023

Our informal get-togethers are continuing: every Thursday starting 1.30, finishing by 3.30. Everyone is warmly invited! Here is this month’s programme: Nov 2 Sharing our favourite poems Nov 9 Talk on “Waste and its effect on the Environment” Nov 16 Table tennis Nov 23 Scrabble ( in German or English or ???) Nov 30 Palestine and Israel: sharing thoughts and […]

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Scratch Choir Concert

In recognition for the church’s hospitality in providing a weekly venue for the choir’s rehearsals, church members and friends were invited to a free evening concert on Wednesday 29th March at 7:30 pm. Durham Scratch Choir, is a community choir that prides itself on drawing members from all backgrounds and walks of life. The choir […]

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Remembering Dr Arthur Banister

A Pear Tree (Pyrus communis ‘Conference’) was planted in memory of Dr Arthur J Banister (1932-2021)  Emeritus Chemistry Reader, Durham University, in Flass Vale Local Nature Reserve, Durham. Family and friends gathered around the tree to remember the many happy memories of Arthur, his joy and faith, husband, father and grandfather, a chemist and founder […]

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March Students Evening

Students from Josephine Butler College, Durham University together with their chaplain Andrew Tinkler joined with church friends for their last social evening of the year. The evening was led by the minister, the Revd Marcus Hargis who presented a visual journey aboard the X21 bus, from Durham to Newcastle. Local refreshments were served, stottie bread […]

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