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We are called to worship, love and serve God

so that the world may believe.

The Bishop Auckland & Shildon Circuit embraces 10 churches and covers approximately 16 miles by 6 miles.

From 1st September 2023 our Ministers are Rev David Payne and Rev Rachel Pinkney, and Chris Russell is our Lay Pastoral Assistant.

We have services available each Sunday at all of our churches. These are led by our Ministers, Local Preachers and ecumenical colleagues and further details can be found on our Services page.

For those unable to attend a Church for a service, recorded material can be found on YouTube.

For up to date information, the latest guidance and resources from the Methodist Church please click here. The Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice can be found here.

Here are some numbers if you need to talk to anyone and remember the Ministers are also available, the link to their contact details can be found at the bottom of this page (right hand side).

Need to talk to someone?

Helpline PhoneTimesCostEmail
Samaritans 116 123 open 24/
Mental health support
0300 123 3393
Text 86463
open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri (except Bank Holidays)Local rates from landline; mobile charges
Need advice about drugs... Talk to Frank
0300 123 6600
Text 82111
open 24/7Local rates from landline; mobile charges
Alcoholics Anonymous 0800 9177 650 open 24/
Rape Crisis 0808 802 9999 12pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm dailyFree-
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline 0300 330 0630 10am – 10pm dailyLocal rates from landline; mobile charges
National Domestic Violence
Run by Women's Aid & Refuge
0808 2000 247
0808 801 0327 Male advice & enquiry
0808 802 4040 Helpline for men worried that they may be harming someone else
open 24/7Free-
ManKind Initiative 01823 334244 weekdays 10am – 4pmLocal rates from landline; mobile charges vary-
Farming Community Network 03000 111 999 7am – 11pm every day of the yearLocal rates from landline; mobile charges
Dementia Helpline 0800 888 6678 open 9am – 9pm Mon –
Silver Line
Helpline for older people
0800 470 80 90 open 24/7Free-
Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 open 9am – 5pm Mon – FriFree-
Childline 0800 1111 open 24/7Free-

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Get In Touch

Circuit Office
c/o Bishop Auckland Methodist Church
21 Cockton Hill Road
DL14 6EN

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