Escomb is situated two miles west of Bishop Auckland in the Wear Valley. The church was built around 675 AD with stone probably from the Roman Fort at Binchester. It was originally thought that the church was an offshoot of one of the local monasteries eg Whitby or Hartlepool but this is only one of several possibilities as there are no known written records until 990 AD. The church is one of five parishes grouped with Etherley, Hamsterley, Witton Park and Witton-le-Wear .

Escomb church is on the national register of the Small Pilgrim Places Network. These places are small, spiritual oases, offering an atmosphere that encourages stillness, prayer and reflection for people of all faiths or none.

Vicar – Elisheva Mechanic  Tel: 01388 768898   Email: elishevamechanic@gmail.com

Associate – Roni Mechanic

Church Warden – Mr. John Barnett 01388 604879
Church Warden – Mr. Derek Jago 01388 458358


1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays 11.00am

5th Sunday – a joint service in one of the five parish churches


We are very happy to welcome anyone for weddings, blessings, christenings and other special services.  Just contact us and we can try and work out how best to help you celebrate your special time.


Escomb is located 2 miles west of Bishop Auckland in county Durham.  For a details of how to find us please visit the Directions page.


Keys available from 28, Saxon Green, Escomb

Summer 9.00am-8.00pm. Winter 9.00am-4.00pm

Guides on duty on some summer afternoons.  For a copy of the church’s Access Statement please follow this link Access Statement>>


Details from the Visits Co-ordinator, Mrs. Gill Beddow – Home Tel. 01388 602860 or email gillbeddow@googlemail.com

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  1. I was wondering if you would email me.a price list .for the church for a wedding as my partner and I would like.to book the church. Any other information like number of seats available would be greatful.
    Many thanks

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