brinkburn road, darlington, DL3 6DX

01325 383706



Public Worship At St Matthew and St Luke's


The new lockdown begins on Thursday 5th November, and from then on we will not  be allowed to hold any services in church. So the service on Wednesday 4th November at 10am will be the final one in church for the next few weeks..

You can still join our Sunday morning service on Facebook, or catch it later on Facebook or YouTube. 

Our regular service schedule is shown below. 

St Matthew and St Luke's will be open twice a week for private prayer - Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon, and Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm.



If you have any questions, queries or comments please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our Facebook page can be found here 

Our YouTube Channel is here

This week's sermon can be downloaded here


Our telephone service of Morning Prayer is available from 9:30am on Sundays. Dial 01325 527446 to listen to a pre-recorded service from the team here at St Matthew and St Luke Darlington, and St Michael's, Heighington. Calls are charged at your standard rate.

Services will be available for a few days afterwards if you miss these times.

Please be aware that government guidelines now ask that all visitors to church check in using the NHS Covid-19 app on their mobile phones. When you come into church there will be posters with QR codes on them to scan yourself in.

The NHS Covid-19 app is available to download from wherever you normally get your mobile apps.

If you don't have a mobile phone, a member of the welcome team will take your details. These will be kept on record for 21 days and then shredded.

When you come in the door there will be hand sanitiser for everyone to use. We would ask that people observe all the usual rules on social distancing, and that if you wish to chat to people you used the garden to help with this.  


Following Church of England guidelines we are asking people to wear a face covering when they come to  church. 


The full guidelines on face coverings from the Church of England can be read here

There will be a limit on how many people we can safely fit in the building with pews limited to two people or a family/bubble group. Once we have reached capacity we will unfortunately be unable to let any more people in.

If you are in a vulnerable group we would advise you to continue to keep to the Government guidelines for your group.



Not sure what to expect a church service? Find out here.


Our Types of Church Service

Sunday Services


Holy Communion or Morning Prayer. This is a quiet, spoken service, in contemporary language.


This is the main service on most Sundays and caters for people of all ages. We offer a warm and friendly welcome and most services are followed by a cup of coffee. 


5th Sunday of the month: ‘Cafe Church’ at St Matthew and St Luke’s or Pierremont Methodist Church on Vancouver Street. This is an informal service with the opportunity for discussion, held jointly with Pierremont, with the venue alternating.


2nd Sunday of the month: Holy Communion
All other Sundays: Sunday Worship, in a variety of styles.


Wednesday Service


Holy Communion. This is a spoken service in traditional language, always followed by fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits.


New to the Church?

We would love you to come along. For directions to the church and further details should you need to get in touch, please visit the contact us page.

Willow Road Community Centre

There are also a number of events that take place at the Willow Road Community Centre. Click here to visit the Centre website.