Church of England Diocese of Durham Christ Church, New Seaham

About Us

WELCOME - Christ Church New Seaham is located in the Easington Deanery of the Diocese of Durham and forms a United Benefice with the ancient Church of St Andrew, Dalton-le-Dale.  It is a family friendly Church where visitors and newcomers, young and old, will always find a warm welcome and we invite all to share worship with us.

It is a Grade II listed, 19th century church (1857) designed by P.C. Hardwick for Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry, as a memorial to the late Marquis.

Outside there is a miners' memorial garden (dedicated 1965) in which can be found two memorials commemorating the 26 men and boys lost in 1871 and the 164 men and boys lost in the 1880 explosions, at Seaham Colliery.  Inside the church, is a beam on which some of the tragic victims wrote .....

"The Lord has been with us, we are all ready for heaven, Ric Cole 1/2 past 2 o'clock Thursday.  Bless the Lord, we have had a jolly prayer meeting, every man is ready for glory.  Praise the Lord."

There is also an organ with roll of honour dedicated in 1926 as a 1st World War memorial and has the benefit of beautiful stained glass.

Holy Communion is held each Sunday at 10 am and 6 pm (for approx 1 hour) with organ or taped music, hymns, sermon and prayers and a said service of Communion each Wednesday at 10am (for approx 30 minutes).  

Further information on services is available from the Vicar The Revd. Paul Harrison on 0191 5813243.  Church is open each Monday from 7pm (for 30 mins) for all inquiries, including baptisms, and weddings.

All members of the Parochial Church Council have undergone Safeguarding training,  as required by the Diocese of Durham - for more information please access the "Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults" section attached.