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South Church Methodist Church
Rosemount Road, South Church, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6SU
Contact: Rev'd John Purdy
01388 603142
  • Oct 24th, 3:00 pm - Rev'd John Purdy
  • Oct 31st, 3:00 pm - Rev'd John Purdy
  • Nov 14th, 3:00 pm - Rev'd David Payne

Our Covid19 risk assessment is available at the bottom of this page. (right hand side). We have also added the following:

In July 2021 in light of the easing of restrictions in step 4, and the end of mandatory regulations, the church council advises an ongoing cautious approach to reopening, enjoying the right to freedom of choice and expression, but recommending safe practice of continued hand washing, space and mask, continued ventilation of buildings and recommendation of perhaps singing fewer hymns (or fewer verses) quietly, seated and masked — especially at current high community infection. We ask that all users of the building respect this.


Worshipping God, witnessing to Jesus and serving the community in the strength of the Holy Spirit

South Church Methodist Church is known for its hospitality and suppers which happen at regular intervals throughout the year. It is a very open, small and friendly congregation. There is a regular monthly Fellowship meeting on the second Tuesday of every month. They enjoy coffee mornings and fundraisers for local charities.

The Chapel was an amalgamation of two societies back in 1977 when Main Street congregation joined with the Priory Grove congregation. The Main Street Chapel was closed and its organ transported and installed in the Priory Grove Chapel, which was renamed South Church Methodist Church.

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