Commanding a truly magnificent view of hills, woodland and pasture,
with a hint to the South West of the Durham Dales and North Pennines ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’;
while to the North the secluded splendour of the Deerness Valley,
the Church stands some 1000ft. above sea level and overlooks the rapidly expanding town of Crook. The church is run and maintained by a small band of dedicated worshippers. The 16000 Parish churches, within the Church of England, revive no outside or Government funding. The buildings a only supported by the money raised by the parish through weekly collections, weddings and funerals and the good will of the general public. these great and historic buildings will only continue to be there if they are supported by the people who want to use them. We are always happy to revive donations, not just of money, even a donation of time is very valuable to us!
In the words of the great poet, Sir John Betjeman.
On country mornings sharp and clear
The penitent in faith draw near
And kneeling here below
Partake the heavenly banquet spread
Of sacramental Wine and Bread
And Jesus' presence know.
And must that plaintive bell in vain
Plead loud along the dripping lane?
And must the building fall?
Not while we love the church and live
And of our charity will give
Our much, our more, our all.
Sunday Services at 8.30am
The first two Sundays of the month will be services of morning prayer and the second two Sundays will be services of Holy Communion
Please note: if there is a fifth Sunday in the month there will be a joint benefice service, which moves between the parishes.
Please contact us for details of where the service will be held.
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