A warm welcome to Christchurch Durham, we hope you enjoy your time with us.

Whether you have been a Christian for decades or have never stepped foot into a church before, you will find a group of people who are at a similar stage to yourself.

There are crèche facilities available each week for those with babies and young toddlers, as well as a number of fully-supervised Children’s Church groups (for those aged 2-16) which provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn more about Jesus.

Sunday at 10am    A large, diverse and friendly meeting made up of people from all ages and stages of life. Crèche facilities are available alongside fully-supervised Children’s church groups for those aged 2-11.

Sunday at 7pm      A thriving church family made up of students from across the university meeting during term time.

Although Sundays are a good place to start, there’s plenty more happening at Christchurch through the week.


  • Tony New Photo

    Rev’d Tony Jones

    Senior Minister

    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.

    Send Rev’d Tony an email

  • Sam Herbert

    Sam Herbert

    Assistant 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.

    Send Sam an email

  • Mark Rainbow

    Rev’d Mark Rainbow

    Minister of Grace Church Newton Hall and Student Worker

    Mark is married to Sarah and they have two daughters named Annabel and Grace. Mark oversees the student work here at Christchurch.  Mark is also the Minister of Grace Church Newton Hall.

    Send Rev’d Mark an email