COVID-19 Public worship is permitted to continue in the 2021 Coronavirus Lockdown. At St Mary's we are offering a reduced programme, with just one Mass per week at 10.30am on Sundays. Full details can be found in the weekly service sheet to the right. Funerals are able to be held in church (with a maximum of 30 people). Baptisms and Weddings are not generally possible during the lockdown, but we are delighted to take bookings for future dates: call 0191 586 0606 for more information.
Welcome to the website of St Mary's, the Church of England parish church for Horden. St Mary's exists to serve the community of this former mining village on the Durham coast. We worship in the Catholic tradition.
There is always something going on at St Mary's. With Mass celebrated seven days a week, regular Morning and Evening Prayer, an active Sunday School (see Services) and frequent social events (see What's On), we welcome everyone to join our church family.
We also host many baptisms, weddings and funerals at St Mary's. To book a Baptism or Wedding, or to arrange for Banns of Marriage to be called, please visit the church on any Wednesday evening from 6pm to 6.30pm.
Every day people come to St Mary's to meet with God in the hallowed space of our beautiful church. When they gather here they are strengthened in spirit and faith through receiving the sacraments and hearing God's word. We encourage everyone to come and learn of the joys of living life daily with Christ within a lively Christian family.
This week's services are shown below (select web version if viewing on a phone).