Ireshopeburn. DL13 1HD

High House Methodist Church Ireshopeburn

High House Methodist Church was opened in 1760. It is the oldest Methodist chapel in the country still in continuous use and this year is celebrating 250 years of weekly services.

Adjacent to the chapel is the Weardale Museum, in what used to be the Minister’s House.

Entering Ireshopeburn on the A689 from Stanhope, the church is situated on the right hand side of the road, immediately after the Weardale Inn.


• 10.45am on Sundays.
Tea / Coffee & Biscuits are served after the service.


Weardale Museum:

Open  : Easter Weekend and then from beginning of May to end of September. .
Open  : Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Open every day in August.

For further information, contact Mr D.T Heatherington : Tel. 01388 517433
or Mrs Jean Proud : Tel. 01388 537417.


For further information about the church or baptisms / weddings / funerals:
Please contact  Deacon Suzanne Peat.


Telephone: 01388 528245


Gracious Spirit dwell with me.

Gracious God, light and guide of all [who] put their trust in you: grant us in all our doubts and uncertainties the grace to seek your will, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices and that in your light we may see light; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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