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After careful thought we have decided to open the church again for live services from Sunday 7th March at 9am for Holy Communion. We will be following all government and Durham Diocesan Covid 19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

As a church, we are a group of people who come together to worship Jesus Christ and share fellowship one with each other. We aim to be a focal point in the local community for people to learn about God and His plan in our lives.  

We think of ourselves as a group of people travelling with Jesus. We are an open group – there is always space for someone else and we’d love you to be with us on our journey. 

We are trying to “reach outwards”, Holy Trinity Church wants to share the powerful love of God in Jesus Christ with all who live in the parish. You are welcome to join us at any of our Sunday and Mid-week services and other gatherings.  

We would also love to meet families seeking baptisms and make church weddings possible for couples who feel this is important. We want to be there for you during any difficulties or illness or through our funeral work when you lose a loved one.  

Our church building has had the pews removed and replaced with movable, cushioned chairs. We are part of the Church of England. Our worship is friendly, traditional but also relaxed; please come along… you’ll receive a warm welcome. 

Sunday Services

9am – Holy Communion

4th@4 – Every month – Informal All Age Worship

The Parochial Church Council of Holy Trinity Church, Swalwell is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. A full text can be found here. The Parochial Church Council has also adopted and are following the complementary Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Adults, Children and Young People.  All our policies and associated guidance have been adopted, and can be viewed and downloaded from our Policies page and can be found here.  

To discuss any safeguarding concerns relating to Holy Trinity Church, Swalwell please contact either ourParish Safeguarding Officer, Susan Royal  0191 413 8774 email:, or through the Parish Office 0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181, or via email: you can also contact our Rector, the Revd Barry Abbott on 0191 488 7397 orthrough the Parish Office  0191 488 1553 or 07376 172181, or via email 

Concerns can also be raised with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Mrs Beth Miller. She can be contacted as follows: Address: Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY Email: or or tel. 07968 034075 

For further information please also see the Diocese of Durham safeguarding pages: