North Road Methodist Church


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North Road Methodist Church has 100 members with an average congregation of about 70 of all ages worshipping each Sunday morning. A gathered congregation, people come from various parts of Durham to worship at North Road and all are made very welcome. The church is in the centre of University accommodation and we take our outreach to students seriously.

Although rightly proud of its history, North Road sees itself as a church committed to telling people of the good news of Jesus to people in the 21st Century. We offer a wide variety of worship on Sundays and in the week. As a gathered community, we acknowledge the importance of fellowship with one another – to share one another’s joys and sorrows. We constantly look at our programme to ensure we are meeting the needs of those who attend and see if we can offer anything else to the people of Durham.

We believe that God has something to offer all people and want to share that good news with others. North Road has a long tradition of “sound” theology, standing as it does close to the University – however, we do not think this should mean “boring”.

The former Caretakers Cottage at the rear of the church is now the HQ for Durham Christian Partnership. We are proud of our links with other local churches.


Service times

Sunday 10.30am ~ Style of worship varies including traditional, modern, all-age and cafe style.

Midweek Worship ~ Different programmes throughout the year ~ please contact the Minister for details.


Coffee mornings: Second Saturday in the month. Our coffee mornings raise money for our chosen local and international charities.

MANNAsThe place to be on Friday lunchtime! Light lunches served from 11.30am – 1.30pm at reasonable prices – including soups, sandwiches and home-made desserts. Come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere with someone always around to lend a listening ear!

CraftworksAre you looking for something new to do? Perhaps you want more time to do something you enjoy, or perhaps you just want to meet friends, old and new, for an hour or two. Well, Craftworks could be just the place for you.  All are welcome. Why not come along, bring a friend and see how Craftworks is bringing people together in a caring and sharing atmosphere.  Craftworks meets alternate Tuesdays and there is a Mannas sandwich lunch available for anyone who would like to just pop in!

Messy Mornings: Fun mornings for pre-school children and their carers, full of craft, singing, fellowship and bible stories. Every Thursday during school term time from 9:30 to 11:30am.

Men’s Breakfast: Usually the third Saturday of the month, 9:00-10:15am.

Women’s Fellowship: Meet on Wednesday afternoons.

Book group: Regular meetings currently at the home of Lyn White to read and discuss together.

Church Choir: The choir leads the singing during Sunday worship, and contributes anthems to the services. They practise on Thursday afternoons at 2:30pm, or on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 The choir also organises an annual coach outing and sings annually at the Beamish Museum.

Concerts: North Road hosts a series of concerts throughout the year. See the weekly church notices or the Connexions newsletter for details.


Something Missing? (contact The Minister)

For what’s currently happening ask for a copy of our Newsletter Connexions  or see the weekly notice sheet.  The Church is here for you.  If there is something missing that might further the Mission of God, why not speak to the Minister?



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North Road Methodist Church is in the city of Durham. Adjacent to the Bus Station and “down the hill” from the railway station. By car look for the signs for the railway station. The church is on the roundabout at the bottom of the hill.

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Contact Information

For more information please contact the Minister


Rev Shaun Swithenbank

Deacon Annette Sharp

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