St Andrew's is the Parish Church for Dalton-le-Dale, serving the community from the village, north to the Dalton Grange and Dalton Heights estates and includes the streets up to the boundary with Westlea.
Following the Church of England faith, it is part of the Diocese of Durham and is in the Deanery of Easington.
We are a welcoming and friendly church in the picturesque setting of Dalton-le-Dale village. A Grade II* listed building dating back over 860 years to Norman times, however evidence indicates worship has been held on the site for longer. The congregation are always ready to welcome new faces to our services and events.
After being closed for over a year due to restoration work, we were pleased to open for Christmas 2019, and started planning a range of activities for the benefit of the community and wider public. A weekly craft class was becoming very popular and the first Friendship Café and Book Exchange was held with good attendance. However, when the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions came into operation the church was forced to close. We look forward to resuming these activities as soon as restrictions allow and meeting up again with friends old and new.
We are now open for our Sunday services following our usual pattern of times. Please see the ‘Services’ tab to the left of the page. Hopefully we will soon be open for our other planned activities and events.
The parish of Dalton le Dale is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies. Safeguarding pages https://durhamdiocese.org/category/safeguarding/contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSOs). If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please initially contact our PSO, Carol Maddison on 07733090931. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Carol Maddison, is available on 07733090931 should you have any safeguarding concerns. Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Beth Miller– who can be contacted as follows:
Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY
or concern can be raised with the local Police on 0345 606 0365 or Durham County Council – Children and Adult Services - First Contact - on 03000 267 979.