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Our aims

Our aims are:

  • To 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. With pride we can now offer same-sex weddings.
  • 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).

Inclusive Church

Durham City Methodists is now a member of the Inclusive Church network. We are committed to being a welcoming, safe, and affirming space for all people. We have an Inclusive Church group that meets regularly to look at how we can continue to move towards increasing our inclusivity.

As a church, we affirm the Inclusive Church Statement: “We believe in inclusive church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”