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St. John's Church


Church of England
Daily Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer

Love divine, all loves excelling,

joy of heaven, to earth come down,

fix in us thy humble dwelling,

all thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion,

pure unbounded love thou art;

visit us with thy salvation,

enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,

let us all thy grace receive;

suddenly return, and never,

never more thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

serve thee as thy hosts above;

pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,

glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation:

pure and spotless let us be;

let us see thy great salvation,

perfectly restored in thee;

changed from glory into glory,

till in heaven we take our place,

till we cast our crowns before thee,

lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Welcome to the website of Seaham Harbour and Dawdon Parish servicing a rich and diverse part of East Durham.  The Parish activity is centred over two churches: St John the Evangelist situated at the head of Church Street in the heart of Seaham Harbour; a historic and beautiful building and All Saints, a more contemporary building located just off the Avenue on the Deanside Estate; built as a mission Church just over fifty years ago.

The Parish ethos is of traditional Anglian style under the episcopal care of the Bishop of Beverly in the Diocese of Durham and in the Deanery of Easington.  Its worship is focused on the Eucharist which is celebrated daily, complete with morning and evening prayer.

The Parish clergy are Father Peter Twisleton (Parish Priest) and Father Chris Collins (Honorary Assistant Priest) who will be pleased to help with any enquiries about the Parish and matters of faith.

Below details information of our Service times and we hope you find this website informative by using the tabs above to navigate around the site.

Services at St. Johns and All Saints

July 2014

St. John's

All Saints

Sunday 6th

14thSunday in Ordinary Time

10:30 a.m.


Sunday 13th

15thSunday in Ordinary Time



Sunday 20th

16thSunday in Ordinary Time



Sunday 27th

17thSunday in Ordinary Time



Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday St. John's 9:30 a.m.

Every Thursday All Saints 9:30 a.m.

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St. John's Church

Vestry Telephone Numbers
St. Johns 0191-5819921
All Saints 0191-5814733

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost,

taught be thee, we covet most

of thy gifts at Pentecost,

holy, heavenly love.

Love is kind, and suffers long,

love is meek, and thinks no wrong,

love than death itself more strong;

therefore give us love.

Prophecy will fade away,

melting in the light of day;

love will ever with us stay;

therefore give us love.

Faith will vanish into sight;

hope be emptied in delight;

love in heaven will shine more bright;

therefore give us love.

Faith and hope and love we see

joining hand in hand agree;

but the greatest of the three,

and the best, is love.

From the overshadowing

of thy gold and silver wing

shed on us, who to thee sing,

holy, heavenly love.