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.
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).
|Samaritans||116 123||open 24/7||Freefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Mental health support
| 0300 123 3393 |
|open 9am-6pm Mon-Fri (except Bank Holidays)||Local rates from landline; mobile charges email@example.com|
Need advice about drugs... Talk to Frank
| 0300 123 6600 |
|open 24/7||Local rates from landline; mobile charges firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alcoholics Anonymous||0800 9177 650||open email@example.com|
|Rape Crisis||0808 802 9999||12pm – 2:30pm and 7pm – 9:30pm daily||Free||-|
|Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline||0300 330 0630||10am – 10pm daily||Local rates from landline; mobile charges firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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
|ManKind Initiative||01823 334244||weekdays 10am – 4pm||Local rates from landline; mobile charges vary||-|
|Farming Community Network||03000 111 999||7am – 11pm every day of the year||Local rates from landline; mobile charges email@example.com|
|Dementia Helpline||0800 888 6678||open 9am – 9pm Mon – Fri||Freefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Helpline for older people
|0800 470 80 90||open 24/7||Free||-|
|Action on Elder Abuse||080 8808 8141||open 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri||Free||-|
|Childline||0800 1111||open 24/7||Free||-|