Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit
Welcome to the Durham and Deerness Valley Circuit Web Site

Introduction and Welcome

Welcome to the website of Methodism in Durham and the Deerness Valley. Our circuit is at the most northerly part of the Darlington District and worships in 15 communities in and around Durham. Durham is well known for its historic Cathedral it also has a strong non-conformist tradition.

Feel free to browse our site and contact us if you have any questions about the Christian faith, we are always happy to talk about God and all that He has to offer. If you should ever travel to the North East of England, why not come and worship with us?

We look forward to meeting or hearing from you.

Churches of the circuit



Langley Park

Framwellgate Moor


Newton Hall

North Road

New Brancepeth



Esh Winning

Witton Gilbert


Sherburn Hill


Circuit Job Vacancy at North Road and also in the Deerness Valley Read More

Job Vacancy at All Saints, Newton Hall read more

Circuit Review 2011/12
As part of the circuit review process churches are asked to consult their members, friends and ecumenical partners about their views for the future direction of God's work in their area. Ministers and Stewards will be planning the best ways of doing this in each church. In this way we hope that everyone can have a chance to take part in planning for the future. Members of the review team will be visiting churches over the next few months to meet with the appropriate groups in each church to discuss the questions on the survey/questionnaire.The stewards will then complete and return the questionnaire by post or email to Sue Smith. Circuit Review letter

The Circuit Leadership Team is now looking in depth at all the action plans and responses supplied - these are varied and present us with some interesting challenges and opportunities and we are encouraged and very grateful for all the hard work that has been put in by all the churches. We hope to have a short term staffing plan ready by the June Circuit Meeting and the outline of a longer term 5 year plan in the near future.

A facebook page has been set up see here

For the local buses to the various Chapels (North Road and Elvet excluded): please see link

the Church exists to:

increase awareness of God's presence and celebrate God's love

help people to grow and learn as Christians

be a good neighbour to people in need and challenge injustice

make more followers of Jesus Christ