Sherburn Hill Methodist Church


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During the pandemic all activities and worship services were suspended. Sunday worship services are now being held at Carrville when allowed again but booking is essential

The church was built in 1851 as the Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church and was enlarged in 1901 to its present size.  In 1968 the congregation amalgamated with that of the nearby Bethel Wesleyan Methodist Church and since that date the present church has been known as Sherburn Hill Methodist Church.  On the closure of Sherburn Methodist Church in 2010 a number of members transferred to Sherburn Hill which strengthened the congregation.

Everyone who visits our church is guaranteed a friendly welcome!  Although small in number, everyone here feels part of a family in which everyone is interested and cares for each other, for members of the community, and for all visitors to the church.  The congregation is not confined to those living in the Sherburn Hill area, but to others from the surrounding villages and even further afield.

Members of the congregation regularly support functions arranged by our friends from the Salvation Army, Anglican, Roman Catholic and other Methodist churches.  Prayers are  said at church services, and also privately, for anyone who is in need.  We support the Salvation Army food bank which directly helps the needy in the local area.  As a church we try to be aware of people’s needs and problems, and seek to support them.  We look critically at ourselves in order to keep our vision and its direction fresh in our minds.

If you enjoy a good ‘hymn sing’, there are few small churches in the area to beat the music made in praise of God within the four walls of our church, led by a fine organist on a wonderful pipe organ.

This church has been registered to offer the service of marriage.

Service times

Sunday worship – under the reorganization the service is at Carrville at 10:30 when the second lockdown is suspended.


On the first Monday of each month the ladies of the church meet in the vestry for their Women’s Circle.  The meeting commences at2pm and lasts for about one hour after which tea and biscuits are served.  Each meeting incorporates a time of devotion and is normally led by members themselves.

A Fellowship meeting of members and friends takes place on the last Wednesday of the month at the house of two members.  We have some Bible study, occasional speakers, and enjoy fellowship and refreshments together.

Members of the church visit a local care home monthly with the support of our minister.  We have a short service and hymn singing with the residents, some of whom visit our chapel at Christmas.



Front Street DH6 1PA


The church is situated on the south side of Front Street (the main street), B1283 road, at Sherburn Hill at the top of the hill.

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Contact Information

For more information please contact the Minister or the Steward

Minister  Rev Andy Longe