The Church of Christ the King is the Parish Church (C of E) serving the three villages of Bowburn, Cassop and Quarrington Hill with members of the congregation drawn from all three villages and beyond. A new multi purpose church building and hall was dedicated, after enormous efforts from the congregation, in September 2008, on the site of the old building (once famous in the area as 'the pineapple church').
Worship is in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England within which all are welcome and made to feel at home. The Bishop of Beverley (the Provincial Episcopal Visitor for the Northern Province), the Rt. Revd. Glyn Webster has pastoral and sacramental care of the parish, which is in the Diocese of Durham. The celebration of the Mass (Eucharist or Holy Communion) is at the centre of the parish's worshipping life both on Sundays and in the week. Morning or Evening Prayer is also said daily (Mondays excepted) by the parish priest with others and all are welcome to join in. During the Sunday Mass a small but active Sunday School meets in the hall.
On Thursday evenings our parish children's and youth group - Club CK - meet. Scramblers - for those in key stage 1 from 6pm till 7pm; Explorers - for those in key stage 2 from 7pm till 8.15pm; Pathfinders - for those in key stage 3+ from 6.30pm till 8.15pm. For further details please contact Steve Taylor on 0191 377 2914.
There is a very active programme of social and fundraising events: fairs, quizzes, suppers etc., normally once a month at which all are welcome. The church hall is available for hire for one off or regular functions normally at £11 per hour. For further details contact Edward Gunn on 07926 086537 or [email protected]
Bookings for Baptisms, Marriages, Banns etc. can normally be made at church on a FRIDAY 5.30PM-6PM.
Full details of weekly services, socials and special events can be found on the weekly news sheet or the notices section of this site.