Over the past few months we have been fortunate to be successful in securing funding to ensure the future of the Darlington CAP debt centre for an additional year.

We are very grateful for the generosity of the Ballinger Charitable Trust, Darlington Building Society and County Durham Community Foundation who have all recognised the value of the work we are trying to carry out in our local area.

Click for more information about the Darlington CAP centre and Christians Against Poverty

STOP PRESS: 

We are pleased to announce that the live Sunday morning service in church started at 10:00am from Easter Sunday.

As we move towards legal restrictions being removed by the government, St Andrew's Covid Planning Group have met this week to discuss how we can work together to support the life of the church, and try to keep people safe. The group have decided that a cautious approach is essential, given the rapid rise in Covid cases in Darlington and across the north east.

Therefore, from Sunday 1st August:

What to expect as you come to church:

  • Sunday services will be open to more people, with alternate pews available for the congregation; a maximum of 6 people or 2 households in one pew.

  • Face coverings will continue to be required, as will hand sanitizer.

  • Congregational singing will not yet be possible.

  • No booking will be required - Sidespeople/Wardens will guide you to a seat.

  • Services of Holy Communion will continue with the same procedures as they have since services resumed following the lockdown.

  • We will return to having Bible readings and Intercessions from members of the congregation.

  • Online Services will continue to be streamed on a Sunday morning.

  • It is not permitted to socialize either in the church or outside before or after the service.

St.Andrew's during the Covid-19 pandemic

This page gives up-to-date information about our church's response to the present coronavirus pandemic

CHURCH STATUS UPDATE

Sunday 18th July 2021. As we move towards legal restrictions being removed by the government, St Andrew's Covid Planning Group have met to discuss how we can work together to support the life of the church, and try to keep people safe. The group have decided that a cautious approach is essential, given the rapid rise in Covid cases in Darlington and across the north east.

Therefore, from Sunday 1st August:-

- Sunday services will be open to more people, with alternate pews available for the congregation; a maximum of 6 people or 2 households in one pew. Face coverings will continue to be required, as will hand sanitizer. Congregational singing will not yet be possible. No booking will be required - Sidespeople/Wardens will guide you to a seat. Services of Holy Communion will continue with the same procedures as they have since services resumed following the lockdown. We will return to having Bible readings and Intercessions from members of the congregation.

St. Andrew's Food Bank exists to provide food for people in need. If you find you cannot provide food for your family, whatever the reason, the Food Bank can help to tide you over until you're on your feet again.

The Food Bank is open every week. Call at St Andrew's Church Hall off Haughton Greeen, on a Thursday afternoon, 1:30 to 2:30pm.

During the Coronavirus epidemic we are keeping the Food Bank open, but with a strict procedure to maximize Social Distancing. When the weather is fine enough the distribution will  take place outdoors. Please follow the guidance of our helpers for everyone's health.

We can accept food donations between 12-30 and 2-30 each Thursday.

We are always looking for more donors to replenish our supplies! Will you help?

In recent weeks we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of families seeking help to over 25. Please add a couple of tins to your shopping this week -soup, beans, tomatoes, fish, meat, fruit and vegatables are all needed. Can you arrange a collection at your place of work?

If you can help us please drop off your contributions at the church office.

For more information see our Food Bank Page.