Church of England Diocese of Durham Stanhope, Frosterley and Rookhope

About Us

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 issues relating to safeguarding within the Upper Weardale Benefice, please contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Liz Walsh