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St. John's Church


Church of England
Daily Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Night Prayer

To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

in hymns of adoration,

to thee bring sacrifice of praise

with shouts of exultation:

bright robes of gold the fields adorn,

the hills with joy are ringing,

the valleys stand so thick with corn

that even they are singing.

And now, on this our festal day,

thy bounteous hand confessing,

upon thine altar, Lord, we lay

the first-fruits of thy blessing:

by thee the souls of men are fed

with gifts of grace supernal;

thou who dost give us earthly bread;

give us the bread eternal.

We bear the burden of the day,

and often toil seems dreary;

but labour ends with sunset ray,

and rest comes for the weary:

may we, the angel-reaping o'er,

stand at the last accepted,

Christ's golden sheaves for evermore

to garners bright elected.

O blessed is that land of God,

where saints abide for ever;

where golden fields spread far and broad,

where flows the crystal river:

the strains of all its holy throng

with ours to-day are blending;

thrice blessed is that harvest-song

which never hath an ending.

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

August 2014

St. John's

All Saints

Sunday 5th

18thSunday in Ordinary Time

10:30 a.m.


Sunday 12th

19thSunday in Ordinary Time



Sunday 19th

20thSunday in Ordinary Time



Sunday 26th

21stSundayin 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

Come, ye thankful people, come,

raise the song of harvest-home:

all is safely gathered in,

ere the winter storms begin;

God, our maker, doth provide

for our wants to be supplied:

come to God's own temple, come;

raise the song of harvest-home.

All this world is God's own field,

fruit unto his praise to yield;

wheat and tares therein are sown,

unto joy or sorrow grown;

ripening with a wondrous power

till the final harvest-hour:

grant, O Lord of life, that we

holy grain and pure may be.

For we know that thou wilt come,

and wilt take thy people home;

from thy field wilt purge away

all that doth offend, that day;

and thine angels charge at last

in the fire the tares to cast,

but the fruitful ears to store

in thy garner evermore.

Come then, Lord of mercy, come,

bid us sing thy harvest-home:

let thy saints be gathered in,

free from sorrow, free from sin:

all upon the golden floor

praising thee for evermore:

come, with all thine angels come,

bid us sing thy harvest-home.