St John the Evangelist

Welcome to St John's Church, serving the parish of Kirk Merrington. We are a warm and friendly church who open and welcoming everyone. We are all on one level for easy access and our church wardens Mary and Win are always on hand to show you to a seat and guide you through the service. We are the highest church in the diocese and can be seen from miles around. Well worth a visit for the view. 

Get in touch

Revd Barbara Hilton

Revd Barbara Hilton
01388 814093
Mary Kell (Church Warden)
01388 816304

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Our parish of Merrington is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact our PSO Revd Barbara Hilton on 01388 814093 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Mrs Beth Miller on 07968 034075. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.