As the controlled relaxation of restrictions continues, most churches have considered the safety and practicality of holding "new normal" services.
Where this happens, it will be on an individual church building basis, rather than across a denomination, so please visit the individual church websites to get the current situation.
This site is produced by Churches Together in Darlington, serving many of the town's Christian churches.
We have deliberately used the singular word "Church", to bring out our togetherness in Christ. We may worship in different ways, but we all believe in the same Trinitarian God. You can read more about us from a link within the Information page.
In the meantime, do explore the site and please get in touch with us; we really would like to hear from you. And here's a rough guide to what is available on some of the pages:
Information about each church, including Service times and whom to contact.
If your church is one of those with missing details, do please have a word with one of the clergy or other leaders and ask them to give us the information.
A Google interactive map, with markers for all the Christian churches in Darlington, and a clickable link to the church's data page.
A page listing Sunday services for many of the churches in the town. If you are looking for a service at a particular time or in a specific area this is the place for you.
Initiatives from within the churches.
Not so much gossip as matters of interest - many of which could lead to prayer on your part.
Matters of concern locally that you can include in your prayers.
Details of events that cater for more people than simply the host church. For basic details of these and other events you can access a diary from within the Information page.
All sorts of things, including a note of recent changes to our site.
A listing of church organisations offering services to the general public. Hospital chaplaincy, work work in town, furniture re-use scheme, etc.
A Journey to Bethlehem
Fri. Dec 10 - Sun. Dec 12: details here.
Enjoy a guided tour of Bethlehem in the grounds of Elm Ridge Church.
Children are especially welcome on the Friday session.
Whilst in-church services and events have been modified or replaced and many services have restarted . . .
The response of the church community is still focussed on helping the vulnerable with practicalties and ensuring their mental well-being through social contact by telephone or other remote means.
Note that this website is undergoing upgrade to a mobile-friendly format.
To maintain continuity, this is being carried out progressively and so most pages will be in old format until the upgrade is complete..