St John the Evangelist, Castleside

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St. John's Parish includes the villages of Castleside, Moorside, The Grove and Rowley and is located to the west of Consett in County Durham.  The  church itself sits at the A68 crossroads in the village of Castleside. 

Newcastle is 16 miles to the north-east, Hexham 15 miles to the north-west, Darlington 25 miles to the South. Castleside stands above the lovely Derwent Valley - and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty starts on the parish's doorstep. 


The church, built of local stone, was designed by Mr. Ewan Christian of London and is a reproduction of a church he had seen and admired while on holiday in Switzerland. It is a small church and has a peaceful and welcoming feel about it. The Right Reverend Dr. Charles Baring, Bishop of Durham  consecrated St John’s on 7th March 1867 . The church is open from 9a.m. – 5p.m. most days. Please feel free to visit us when you can.

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The Revd. Martin Jackson
St. Cuthbert's Vicarage
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(01207) 503019 (Priest-in-Charge) or (01207) 507941 (Mrs. Bernice Disberry, Churchwarden)

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Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist with choir - and a warm welcome!
Every first third fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Sung Eucharist
Our new once-monthly afternoon Eucharist
Every second Sunday at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


A quiet midweek celebration of the Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship



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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 13513
Built: Consecrated 1867
Architect: Mr Ewan Christian of London
Archdeaconry: DURHAM (131)
Deanery: LANCHESTER (13108)
Benefice: Castleside (13/030 J)
Parish Legal Name: Castleside (130139 )
CofE Church Info: (613139 13/139)
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The current editor is: Martin Jackson

This page was last updated on Monday 17th July 2017
St John the Evangelist : Church Street, Castleside, County Durham, DH8 9QW - St. John's Church is located on the A68 at the crossroads in Castleside, opposite The Smelters' Arms.

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