Who are we?
Christchurch Durham is an Anglican Evangelical Church. Our ultimate aim is to glorify God as we live lives shaped by His Word. We are committed to proclaiming His Word the Bible, depending on Him in prayer, and modeling everything we do as a congregation on what He says. In particular we aim to reach out to those who do not know Christ, to build up one another in the Gospel, and to send out workers into the harvest field.
To reach out
The truth God has revealed in His Word is of utmost importance to each and every one of us. His message of salvation through Jesus' death on the cross is the way to an eternal relationship with God. As a result we want to tell everyone what God has done in Jesus.
To build up
We want to help one another grow in relationship with God. The Word of God is therefore central in all our meetings, so that we can discover more of His plan for us, get to know Jesus better and prayerfully shape our lives in the light of His will.
To send out
Our desire is to see the good news of Jesus spread widely. So we are keen to encourage and train every Christian at Christchurch to use their God-given gifts in His service, and to send people out to proclaim His Word throughout the world.
Tony is married to Sarah and they have four children, Emily, Samuel, William, and Sophie. Tony leads the church, runs the Men’s Ministry and preaches on Sundays most weeks through the year. He is an ordained Anglican Minister.
Sam is married to Jen and they have two boys, Will and Toby. Sam assists with pastoral ministry among the local congregation and oversees the Growth Groups and Christianity Explored.