Church of England Diocese of Durham West Rainton

St Mary's, West Rainton

St Mary’s is here for you when you need us- for weddings, funerals, Christenings and even on Sundays! Rev. John Estall and Rev. Tony Holden are our Priests. All the decisions about the Church are taken by the Church Council within the guidance of the Church of England. We develop our own services such as Cafe Church, our Remembrance Day service, and our Village Carol Service. We would be delighted to see you at our regular Sunday service at 11am.

St Mary's Church based in West Rainton, County Durham has stood beautifully in the village for 150 years and celebrated it's 150th Anniversary in 2014. The church plays an important role in the community life of the village of West Rainton. The churchyard project has recently resulted in the laying of new paths to the church with seats and information boards.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Once you are on our page you will find a link on the left which will give you the details of our Safeguarding Officer and how to contact our Priests and the Diocese.

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Celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth with special services and events this Advent and Christmas.

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Rev John Estall

Sunday Eucharist

Every First, Second, Third, Fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. for 1hr 30m
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South Street
West Rainton
Houghton le Spring

We have our Communion (Eucharist) service each Sunday of the month at 11am (except the 4th.) All Christians are welcome to take Communion which is, at present, held in a covid-safe manner. The 4th Sunday of the month sees a welcome return of our Cafe Church service which does not feature Communion but does have lots of cake and chat! Please note that there will not be a service on December 26th 2021. We have services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day instead.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Hymns Morning Worship/Prayer