St Margaret of Antioch,

Crossgate, Durham



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Antioch House

Historic Crossgate

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St Margaret of Antioch

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The Church continues to be alive and active,

but public worship has been suspended

and all church buildings in the Church of England have been closed.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue;

please contact the Rector for information

about pastoral support and online services.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind

and with all your strength . . .

Love your neighbour as yourself. 

There is no commandment greater than these.”


Videos of services recorded during lockdown can be found

on the St Margaret's and St John's Youtube channel

St Margaret of Antioch:

a friendly parish church in the heart of Durham.


The Church is usually open on weekday mornings from May to October.


Over many centuries St Margaret’s has welcomed countless wanderers and pilgrims in the name of Christ. We have a long and proud history of community involvement and social action (in areas as diverse as healthcare, education and work with the marginalised); and many people can testify to having first encountered God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – through the mission and ministry of this church.

Today, we continue to try to live – and share – lives of faith, holiness and love, in response to God’s call:
• We seek to be inclusive: welcoming all – regardless of gender, race, age or sexual orientation – in the name of Christ.
• We are Biblical and Sacramental: with worship centred on Christ, encountered in the Eucharist, who informs and inspires us in our daily lives.
• We seek to proclaim to Good News of Christ in the world, by our words, actions, presence and prayer.

We take seriously our responsibility for Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  For more information please click here.

Our parish rejoices in its solid, Liberal Catholic tradition, which is enhanced by a diversity inherited from recent history (charismatic, catholic, contemplative) and reflected in our congregations.

The church building dates from the mid-twelfth century, and much of the stonework (as well as the font) is original. It is one of just two parish churches in the City with a Grade One listing. St Margaret’s has the wonderful hallmarks of a place where prayer has been known over many generations; it is a beautiful and holy space with many intriguing and inspiring details.

May the God of all grace be with you, today and always, in Jesus’ name.