Bishop Auckland Methodist Church


Our beautiful Ascension window courtesy of John Alderson Photography

Bishop Auckland Methodist Church is one of ten churches and chapels on the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Circuit.  Superintendent minister Rev David Payne lives in Shildon and covers seven of the churches on the circuit.  Bishop Auckland Methodist Church shares its own minister, Rev Rachel Pinkney, with two other smaller chapels, Dene Valley Methodist and Witton Park Methodist, both on the edges of the town.


Bishop Auckland Methodist Church is located just opposite the hospital on Cockton Hill Road and the southern end of the town centre.  It is within easy walking distance of the railway station and on the main road which runs from the bypass to the south of the town through to the Market Square at the northern edge of the town centre.  Use DL14 6EN if you need to locate us with your sat-nav.  We have a small car park behind the church off Acacia Road, available if you are attending a church function, however it fills up quickly if there is a big event.  There is also lots of on-street parking in the streets surrounding us.


Many in the town consider Bishop Auckland Methodist Church as their local church.  Special occasions, hospital services, community functions, seasonal events, children’s events, U3A and other local community groups happen throughout the year, making the footfall into the church on a weekly basis in normal times well up into the hundreds.


The congregation itself meets regularly on a Sunday at 10.30am for an hour.  They are extremely welcoming and love to see new faces among their number on a weekly basis.  Please do drop in and take us as you find us! All are welcome – we have wheelchair access, disabled toilets and a loop system.

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