Church of England Diocese of Durham Bishopwearmouth St. Nicholas

About Us

Welcome to St Nicholas! We are the parish church for Ashbrooke, Thornhill, Humbledon Hill, and Tunstall, and are located on the Barnes Gyratory (roundabout). We exist to proclaim the love of God and to be a sign of his kingdom in the world.

Along with many other churches, we have found that the coronavirus pandemic has caused us to have to reimagine our practices. After several months of meeting together 'virtually' over the internet and phone calls, as of 12 July 2020 we are making a careful return to public worship in our building, and planning for a return of church-based and community group activities in our church hall (the Haver Hall). Before the 'lockdown' we were known as being a place of social and spiritual connection for members of the community who experienced isolation, often sharing food together. More recently, perhaps many of us have had an insight into the experience of isolation. At present, we are still working out how we might gather and eat together safely.

The parish of Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas 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 page https://durhamdiocese.org/safeguarding-abuse-concerns/ contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA), Beth Miller, 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.