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 

The assistant curate is the Revd Heather Ross - 01388 537439 [email protected]

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] 

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

DL13 1QH

1st and 3rd Sunday Eucharist at St Johns Chapel

Every First, Third Sunday at for 1 hour
St Andrew, Westgate
Church of St John the Baptist, St Johns Chapel, DL13 1QQ

Sunday Eucharist at St. Johns Chapel