Church of England Diocese of Durham Westgate

St Andrew, Westgate

St. Andrew 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 

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

assisted by Licensed  Readers Greg Round and Heather Ross, and several retired priests.


The parish of Westgate 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:

Get in touch

Claire McClelland

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

Christmas services and events

1 Dec 2018, midnight