Church of England Diocese of Durham St. Thomas Eighton Banks

About Us

"A simple building of quiet dignity built with local sandstone with a Welsh slate roof. Consecrated in 1852"

We aim to be a welcoming and friendly community to all people. If you are visiting for the first time or looking for a Church in which to worship regularly we hope your visit is a good experience. Please let us know if you feel the welcome feeling of fellowship has not been as you would have hoped.

Our service are traditional Church of England worship from the Common Worship Service Book.  In the main our services are Communion Services with blessed bread available for those who are not confirmed members of a Church. We welcome children and do not have a problem with them finding their voice. hey are a welcome reminder that we are all God's children. There is a children's corner with toys and activities and the vestry at the back of Church is always available should you require privacy for feeding or nappy changing.


Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Officer is listed below. We have adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and this can be found on the Useful links on this website. Should you have any concerns regarding safeguarding you can speak to her on contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser [email protected] | [email protected] Mobile No: 07968034075. Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY

If you are unable to speak to the Safeguarding Adviser and a child, young person or adult is at immediate risk of harm please call 999.

We have adopted the Diocesan Safe Recruitment Policy for all employees and volunteers who are in positions that can place them in situations where they are dealing with children or vulnerable adults.


Sunday service - Holy Communion 9.30am Sung service with hymns children very welcome.

Thursday - Holy Communion 11.00am - Informal said service

Weddings: Contact Churchwarden [Miss Isobel Grievson]. Miss Grievson is available after the service most Sunday mornings.

Baptisms: Contact Baptism Secretary (Mrs Ann Partington)on 0191 487 9412. Mrs Partington is also available after the service every Sunday morning.

Funerals: Contact The Reverend Norma Clee, Curate 0191 4920293

Staff:

The Reverend Norma Clee, Curate

Miss Phyllis Maxwell, Reader

Mrs Ann Partington, Authorised Pastoral Assistant

Mrs Susan Rumney, Parish Safeguarding Officer