Church of England Diocese of Durham Wheatley Hill and Thornley

About Us

We are the local church for Wheatley Hill and Thornley. We welcome everyone - young and old, with lots or no experience of Church, to be part of our Church family!

We are united in our faith in God who has shown his love to us in Jesus Christ and hope to share this life-changing love with the community around us.

We hope you find this page useful: if you have any questions, please get in touch with us or come and say hello!


The main Eucharist services on Sundays are at 10.30 a. m.  On the fifth Sunday of the month, we alternate with Holy Trinity, Wingate and this service begins at 10.00 a. m. when held at Wingate. 

A said Eucharist is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month and is taken from the Book of Common Prayer which begins at 5.30 p.m. and lasts for approximately 40 mins. 

Messy Church is on the 3rd Sunday of the month and begins at 4.00 p.m. and children accompanied by parents/grandparents/carers are very welcome to come along and join in the fun

Baptisms, funerals and weddings all by arrangement: please contact Rev Jane Grieve.


The Church was built in 1873 as a mission church and dedicated in 1915.

A sculpture of the Madonna and Child by John Skelton hangs in the Lady Chapel. This is the original sculpture from which all other copies were taken and a bronze copy is in Chichester Cathedral. The stained glass windows at the east end of the Church depict Christ in Majesty by the late Harry Harvey of York.