Welcome to the website of St Mary's, Horden. St Mary's exists to serve the community of this former mining village on the Durham coast. The church is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England, and our worship centres on the Mass and daily prayer.
There is always something going on at St Mary's. With Mass celebrated seven days a week, with regular Morning Prayer and Evensong, an active Sunday School (see Services) and frequent social events (see What's On), we welcome people of all kinds to join our church family.
In 2013 we celebrated 100 years of our mission and ministry to the people of Horden with a wonderful array of events to mark the centenary.
Every day people come to St Mary's to meet with God in the hallowed space of our beautiful church. When they come 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.
Fr Kevin Smith
Pictures of Fr Leigh's Ordination and First Mass can now be viewed in the 'photographs' section of the website.