Our aim is to be a worshipping community of Christians whose lives and actions demonstrate God’s love in a meaningful way, making a difference to people’s lives.

* Reaching out with God’s love
* Serving the People of Chester-le-Street
* Doing everything for Jesus

As an Anglican church we believe in the Holy Trinity of God. A loving Father and Creator, who sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem humanity through His death and resurrection, and who gave us His Holy Spirit to dwell with us and empower our lives.

We have a rich history of worship on the site of the Parish Church through 12 centuries.  Today we offer a variety of styles of worship in keeping with Anglican traditions. We celebrate diversity within unity and hope to have something to offer Christians and enquirers of all ages. There are several worship centres as well as the Parish Church.

As a church family we want to grow God’s kingdom within our locality and offer regular Alpha courses for enquirers to the Christian faith. We have small groups meeting in people’s homes. There is a strong emphasis on Children’s and Youth work, with a full time worker being a core member of our Staff team. We are actively involved in the work of the Churches Together organisation in our town.

St. Mary and St. Cuthbert is a fair trade. We support the work of several missionaries and their organisations throughout the world (Missionaries).