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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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See what is happening in your community.

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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

Churches Together Christian unity service – 23rd January

Our first Christian Unity Service of the year

Churches Together and Durham Diocese – Vision Day 2022

St Mary’s and St Andrew’s communities join together to discuss our 2022 Vision

Newsletter: 16th – 22nd January 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Youth Saints Update – Next is Thursday 20th January

Youth Saints updated date and times for January

Newsletter: Christmas and New Year 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the Christmas and New Year period

St Mary’s Christmas Services

Our Christmas Services for the 2021 season

Staff at Butterwick receive Harvest ifts

Harvest Festival

Schoolchildren visit the Church for Harvest Festival

Newsletter: 3rd – 9th October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 18th Sunday after Trinity

Event: Pilgrimage to the Moon – Sat 16th October

The parishes are visiting the Durham Cathedral Moon Event on the 16th October

Newsletter: 26th – 2nd October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Churches Together and Durham Diocese – Vision Day 2022

St Mary’s and St Andrew’s communities join together to discuss our 2022 Vision

Newsletter: 16th – 22nd January 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Youth Saints Update – Next is Thursday 20th January

Youth Saints updated date and times for January

Newsletter: Christmas and New Year 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the Christmas and New Year period

St Mary’s Christmas Services

Our Christmas Services for the 2021 season

Staff at Butterwick receive Harvest ifts

Harvest Festival

Schoolchildren visit the Church for Harvest Festival

Newsletter: 3rd – 9th October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 18th Sunday after Trinity

Event: Pilgrimage to the Moon – Sat 16th October

The parishes are visiting the Durham Cathedral Moon Event on the 16th October

Newsletter: 26th – 2nd October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Event: Northern Voices Choir – Sat 20th November

The Northern Voices choir returns to St Mary’s this autumn

Newsletter: 16th – 22nd January 2022

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

Youth Saints Update – Next is Thursday 20th January

Youth Saints updated date and times for January

Newsletter: Christmas and New Year 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the Christmas and New Year period

St Mary’s Christmas Services

Our Christmas Services for the 2021 season

Staff at Butterwick receive Harvest ifts

Harvest Festival

Schoolchildren visit the Church for Harvest Festival

Newsletter: 3rd – 9th October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 18th Sunday after Trinity

Event: Pilgrimage to the Moon – Sat 16th October

The parishes are visiting the Durham Cathedral Moon Event on the 16th October

Newsletter: 26th – 2nd October 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Event: Northern Voices Choir – Sat 20th November

The Northern Voices choir returns to St Mary’s this autumn

Newsletter: 12th – 18th September 2021

Reverend Eileen’s Newsletter covering the 14th Sunday after Trinity