Durham City Methodists

Two Sites One Church

North Road and Elvet Methodist Churches in the city centre of Durham are pooling resources

Our Aims

  • Tell people about the love of God.  
  • To  demonstrate that love by showing care to those in need
  • To provide opportunities to worship God.
  • To explore and demonstrate ways to follow Christ and promote God’s rule in contemporary society

The Church attempts to fulfil these aims by:

  • Having well organised and meaningful services of worship each Sunday and on special Christian dates.
  • Providing services of baptism, marriage and funeral.
  • Helping those in need, especially by fund raising for charitable purposes.
  • Maintaining an orderly and welcoming building which can be used by other organisations.
  • Giving children opportunity to learn about the Christian faith, through Junior Church;  and adults the chance to explore their faith through house groups, and meetings on church premises.
  • Working with other Christian Churches in the locality (through joint services and activities).

Our Services

Sunday 12 December 2021
  • Durham City Methodists Morning Worship and Junior Church

    Sunday 12 December 2021  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL, UK

      All Age Gift Service with Deacon Ruth Lackenby  Contact us to request the details for the Zoom service

Sunday 19 December 2021
  • Durham City Methodists Morning Worship and Junior Church

    Sunday 19 December 2021  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL, UK

        Carol Service with Rev John Squares Contact us to request the details for the Zoom service

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Our Ministers

Revd John Squares

John was born and raised up in the United States.

He trained at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was previously in the NW of England, where he has had a regional wide appointment, before moving to Durham in September 2018.

John and family

He is married to Nicola Squares, and they have two children, Jack and Brodie.

Deacon Ruth Lackenby

Ruth came to Durham in September 2018, after working at Manchester Central Hall.

She will be working alongside the other ministers particularly at North Road and Elvet.
Her role is to act as a bridge between people in the church community and the wider community.

Prior to being a deacon Ruth worked for many years as a teacher, both in the UK and abroad.