Whitburn Church


Whitburn Parish Church is open for worship (Holy Communion) on Sunday 11.00am and Wednesday 10.00am. Please see the post about worship arrangements for details.

Please follow the following links for church guidance and prayer support

Archbishops' Letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16VFQu_nynuLPWb1QKDOd-RZmoESCr37g

Prayer in Church Guidance: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j8gIMcY1TnF_8XrddLczvMvBVnfl3CqS

CofE Website COVID-19 Page: http://bit.ly/cofecovid19

Diocesan Website COVID-19 Page: https://durhamdiocese.org/covid-19/

We are advising all parishioners who can, to support the vulnerable and those who live alone by maintaining telephone contact and checking regularly on their needs. We believe that it is vital that all who profess the Christian faith act out their faith by helping others, especially during this difficult time.

If you are helping someone and you yourself need advice or reassurance, then contact Michael O’Brien on 07714401164.

May God bless your work and may positive outcomes result from your efforts.

Organisation Changes

With effect from Tuesday 5th May, Vernon Cuthbert took on the role of Priest-in-Charge of Whitburn Parish Church. This is in addition to also being Priest-in-Charge of Cleadon All Saints. Both are part time roles.

During an on-line service involving the Right Reverend Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow, the Venerable Bob Cooper, Archdeacon of Sunderland, Lorraine Hood, Parish Pastoral Assistant, and the Churchwardens of Whitburn and Cleadon: John Shields; Michael O'Brien; Jennifer Grant; and Marie Philpott, Vernon Cuthbert was licensed to his new role.

We welcome him and look forward to his ministry, guidance and leadership. May God bless his ministry here.

When we are allowed to meet together in worship again there will also be a change in service times to allow Vernon to serve in both parishes. Here at Whitburn, our Sunday morning worship will take place at 11.00am whilst at All Saints, Cleadon, the worship will take place at 9.00am each Sunday.

Evensong will remain at 6.30pm each Sunday.

We thank Ian Davies for his ministry as our Interim Priest during the vacancy and look forward to his being with us as a retired priest.

  • A rich life of worship and prayer for our community
  • A commitment to helping and serving others
  • Making the Christian faith relevant and accessible for the world today
  • A ministry is rooted in the care of the vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • A strong musical tradition

Whitburn Parish Church exists to honour God by being an open and inclusive church that enables people to question and discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ.

The life and ministry of our Church is supported and underpinned by our mission to help others: through offering opportunities for different groups to meet such as our Hot Chocolate club for young people aged 11+, our monthly Men’s Breakfast Club and our rich social calendar which seeks to engage a range of groups from our community and beyond.

You are welcome to explore our website, and if you would like to come and join in any of our activities and services we would love to see you.


Supporting our Community

We support our local community by organising and hosting events, and supporting community charities. You can find a full calendar of the events we organise and host on our Events page.

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Hire the Church or Hall

Whitburn Parish Church Hall is open every day of the week for local community events and for private hire where we host children’s parties, receptions and other functions.

Whitburn Church itself is available to hire by arrangement.

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About Whitburn Parish Church

At Whitburn Parish Church, which is part of the Diocese of Durham, we seek to offer our community a rich life of worship and prayer, including our regular services, a commitment to helping and serving others within the locality and further afield. We are also keen to develop the work of God further by ‘growing’ newer initiatives that will help children and their families.

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Events for week of 18 April 2021

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Sun 18th

Holy Communion

18 April @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Choral Evensong

18 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon 19th
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Tue 20th
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Wed 21st

Holy Communion

21 April @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am


21 April @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 22nd
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Fri 23rd

Children’s Ballet

23 April @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 24th
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A Service for Easter Day 2021

4 April 2021

While the recording plays, the liturgy below enables participation in the congregational responses. ¶ The Gathering The Easter Acclamation Christ yesterday and today,the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega,all…

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Prayer Topics for the week commencing 4th April 2021

3 April 2021

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.Pray for those known who…

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A Service for the Sixth Sunday of Lent

28 March 2021

¶ The Gathering Grace, mercy and peacefrom God our Fatherand the Lord Jesus Christbe with youand also with you. Prayer of Preparation Almighty God,to whom all hearts are open,all desires…

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