Church of England Diocese of Durham St. John in Weardale

St John the Baptist, St. Johns Chapel

The Church of St. John the Baptist was built in 1465 on the site of a previous building which was demolished and became a separate parish in 1866 and is a listed building

St. John the Baptist is one of 5 churches in the Benefice of Upper Weardale. Our Priest in Charge is Rev Claire McClelland, [email protected] 01388 537063 / 07813 894621

assisted by 

Readers  Greg Round 01388 537077 [email protected]  

Heather Ross 01388 537439 [email protected]

For other queries regarding the church itself or to arrange a visit please phone

Diana Sutcliff 01388 537287 or John Backhouse 01388 528244.


For information or to discuss any matter relating to safeguarding please contact the Benefice Safeguarding Office Ms Liz Walsh: [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Ms Beth Miller: 07968 034075 [email protected]

Get in touch

Claire McClelland

14 Burnfoot St. John's Chapel Bishop Auckland Co Durham

Christmas Services

Every day at 10 a.m. for 1hr

Hood St
St John's Chapel
Bishop Auckland

All the Christmas Services in the Benefice

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Advent All age/Family Christmas Carols Christingle Christmas Eve Christmas Eucharist/Holy Communion