Church of England Diocese of Durham Stanhope, Frosterley and Rookhope

St Thomas the Apostle, Stanhope

St. Thomas is one of 5 churches in the United Benefice of Upper Weardale. The priest-in-charge is the Revd Claire McClelland and the assistant curate is the Revd Heather Ross. The benefice is also served by lay reader Greg Round and several retired priests.

To arrange weddings, baptisms, funerals and for enquiries about churchyards and memorials please contact Claire McClelland on 01388 537063 or [email protected] 


The parish of Stanhope, Frosterley & Rookhope is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Durham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. 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]

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages:

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Revd Claire McClelland

14 Burnfoot
St John's Chapel
Bishop Auckland

DL13 1QH

2nd and 4th Sunday Eucharist at Stanhope

Every Second, Fourth Sunday at for 1 hour
St Thomas Church Stanhope
Stanhope, DL13 2YZ,

Sunday Eucharist at Stanhope