St Mary's Church in Gainford, County Durham

WELCOMES YOU

Welcome to St Mary’s Church.  St Mary’s exists to lead people to real transformation as they love God and change the world.

Explore our Church History

Find out more about our beautiful church which stands on a site near a Millenia old.

Find out ways you can get involved

Whether you want to attend a service or activity, meet our community, help with activities or work with young people – there are countless ways to get involved.

Loving God, loving others and serving the world

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Our Gallery

We have a host of beautiful images both of the church and of our village.  Images from our services, activities and community are featured. 

Weddings

If you’re interesting in having your special day at St Mary’s please check out our Weddings page for more information. 

 

We Are Live

We broadcast our services as well as have a growing archive of videos you can explore featuring HD video and music.

 

St Marys - Connected with the community

Join us 'Live' from home

No matter your age the internet has seen an explosion of use during the pandemic.  During this period we’ve been keeping close to our community and produce regular video Sermons, as well as newsletters.  If we aren’t live streaming we’re putting together Together on Sunday recordings which allows everyone a short conversation to get to know members of our Church better.

Check out our playlist of past sermons

Over the last year and a half we’ve put been using our live streaming equipment to allow us to bring our activities – live – to our community who are unable to join us in person.  We’ve got over a hundred videos to watch featuring music, hymns, thoughtful reflection and uplifting verses for you to enjoy at your leisure from the comfort of your own home.

Follow our social media

To get the latest info on all of our Church projects, our next services, local activities and special events – visit our Facebook page.

Events

21st Century Pilgrimage

St Mary’s, Gainford has just been connected to the Way of Life, a Saints Trail where you can enjoy your personal pilgrimage through our beautiful landscapes.   Find out more about 21 century pilgrimage and St Mary’s. 

St Mary's

Latest News

Newsletter: 22nd – 28th May 2022

Our Newsletter for the 6th week of Easter

Archbishop Justin Welby’s Article on Ukraine

We share the Archbishop’s article from the Spectator.

Platinum Jubilee: 70 Acts of Service

The Queen launches her 70 Acts of Service programme for her Platinum Jubilee

News from the May Messy Church!

News from our latest Messy Church event

Newsletter: 15th – 21st May 2022

Our Newsletter for the 5th week of Easter

Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s – 30th April

We invite everyone to join us for a Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s

Messy Church: Sunday 15th May 3:30-5:30pm

We continue our new style of church at St Mary’s in May

Newsletter: 24th- 30th April 2022

Our Newsletter for the 2nd week of Easter

Messy Church: April event a strong success!

Messy Church at St Mary’s is off to a strong start

Newsletter: 17th – 23rd April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for Easter Sunday

Archbishop Justin Welby’s Article on Ukraine

We share the Archbishop’s article from the Spectator.

Platinum Jubilee: 70 Acts of Service

The Queen launches her 70 Acts of Service programme for her Platinum Jubilee

News from the May Messy Church!

News from our latest Messy Church event

Newsletter: 15th – 21st May 2022

Our Newsletter for the 5th week of Easter

Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s – 30th April

We invite everyone to join us for a Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s

Messy Church: Sunday 15th May 3:30-5:30pm

We continue our new style of church at St Mary’s in May

Newsletter: 24th- 30th April 2022

Our Newsletter for the 2nd week of Easter

Messy Church: April event a strong success!

Messy Church at St Mary’s is off to a strong start

Newsletter: 17th – 23rd April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for Easter Sunday

Newsletter: 10th – 16th April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Platinum Jubilee: 70 Acts of Service

The Queen launches her 70 Acts of Service programme for her Platinum Jubilee

News from the May Messy Church!

News from our latest Messy Church event

Newsletter: 15th – 21st May 2022

Our Newsletter for the 5th week of Easter

Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s – 30th April

We invite everyone to join us for a Spring Coffee Morning at St Mary’s

Messy Church: Sunday 15th May 3:30-5:30pm

We continue our new style of church at St Mary’s in May

Newsletter: 24th- 30th April 2022

Our Newsletter for the 2nd week of Easter

Messy Church: April event a strong success!

Messy Church at St Mary’s is off to a strong start

Newsletter: 17th – 23rd April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for Easter Sunday

Newsletter: 10th – 16th April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Newsletter: 3rd – 9th April 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter for the 5th Sunday of Lent.