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. The benefice is also served by Readers Greg Round and Heather Ross, and several retired priests.

Between May and the end of August 2021 Claire will be on sick leave following surgery. During this time, to arrange weddings, baptisms and funerals please contact Heather Ross on 01388 537439 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:

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Revd Claire McClelland

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Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 1hr
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Wednesday Eucharist

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