Due to the current local Covid restrictions the church is currently closed to visitors and tourists. As the situation changes please contact one of the Churchwardens for updated info.

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.

Associate – Roni Mechanic

Church Warden – Mr. John Barnett 01388 604879
Church Warden – Gill Beddow 01388 602860


Holy Communion:

1st Sunday of the month:  We join St Paul’s Witton Park for a Family Communion service at 11am
2nd Sunday. Family Communion  at Escomb at 11am

3rd and 4th Sunday’s: Holy Communion at 11am.

5th Sunday:  A joint service in one of the five parish churches.  For details see our Services and Events Page >>

Celtic Church: At 4pm on the first Sunday of every month – a non communion service in the Celtic Tradition.

Meditation: At 7.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday – a time for quiet contemplation in church.


We are very happy to welcome anyone for weddings, blessings, christenings and other special services.  Just contact gillbeddow@googlemail.com 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 and just let yourself in.

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

For a copy of the church’s Access Statement please follow this link Access Statement>>

For a copy of the church’s Safeguarding Policy please follow this link:  safeguarding policy parish 2019


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

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