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.
Everyone who visits our church is guaranteed a friendly welcome! Although small in number, everyone here feels part of a family in which we care for each other, for members of the community, and for all visitors to the church. The congregation is not confined to living in the Sherburn Hill area. Several come from the nearby villages of Sherburn, Shadforth, Belmont and even Durham City. This allows God’s influence to be shown in a greater area.
Members of the congregation regularly support functions arranged by our friends from the local Salvation Army, Anglican, Roman Catholic and other Methodist churches. Prayers are regularly said at church services, and also privately, for anyone who is in need.
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 this area to beat the music made in praise to God within the four walls of our church.
Sunday Worship is held at 9.45am and lasts for approximately one hour.
On the first Tuesday of each month between February and May and between September and December, the ladies of the church meet in the Vestry for their Women’s Circle. This meeting commences at 2.15pm and lasts for about one hour, after which tea and biscuits are served. Whilst each meeting incorporates a time of devotion, invited speakers come along to talk on a wide variety of subjects.
Front Street DH6 1PA
The church is situated on the south side of Front Street (the main street), B1283 road Sherburn Hill, at the top of the hill.
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For more information please contact the Minister
Minister Rev Colin Jackson