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Church of England Diocese of Durham Stanhope, Frosterley and Rookhope

St Thomas the Apostle, Stanhope

St. Thomas is one of 6 churches in the United Benefice of Upper Weardale. The benefice has entered a period of interregnum following the January 2017 death of rector Rev. Susan Kent. The benefice is currently served by Readers Greg Round and Heather Ross, and several retired priests.

For any matters for which you would normally contact the parish priest please contact Area Dean David Spokes at 01388 747914 or by email at: [email protected]


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]

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Rural Dean David Spokes

Church Hall Service

Every First Sunday at 3 p.m. for 1hr

Bishop Auckland

Service held at the Church Hall with easy access.

Refreshments Event held in a Church Hall