Bridge Street, Howden le Wear, Crook, Co. Durham DL15 8ES

Howden le Wear Methodist ChurchHowden le Wear is situated on the A689 between Bishop Auckland and Crook.

The present church was erected in 1870 and refurbished in 1992. It is part of the main street, but is a ‘traditional’ chapel with gallery and pews.
With the closure of the Anglican Church in 2008, the Methodist Church once again became the only place of worship in the village.

All members of the community are welcomed, and links have been established with the local Primary school and with Weardale District Cubs and Scouts.


We may hold special services at different times e.g Christingle Service at 4.00pm
and occasionally have a Family or Café Style Service with coffee afterwards.


Monday & Friday Mornings: 10.00 – 11.30am : Carer & Toddlers Sessions.
Open to all from the village, plus those from other villages/towns with no such group.
Ages 0 – 3 or until old enough for Nursery / School.

3rd Monday in the month, September – May - Meal: 7.00pm.
(exception of Christmas Lunch at 1.00pm.)
Open to all congregation, village adherents and friends.

‘Messy Church’ is usually held once during each school holiday.
Children 0 – 10 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult, to enjoy craft work, food and worship.

For further information about the church or baptisms / weddings / funerals:
Please contact: ;: Circuit Office 07725 762040;


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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