St Mary’s Church

    Church Street, Coxhoe, Durham  DH6 4DD       

About our Church

St Mary’s Church  is located in the village of Coxhoe approximately  6 miles from the

centre of  Durham City. The church is in the Sedgefield Deanery of  the Diocese of


St Mary’s is 149 years old this year; young in comparison to churches around us!

Prior to 1865 the township of Coxhoe was part of the two parishes of Kelloe and

Bishop Middleham.

On the 14th May 1868 the church was consecrated by the Right Reverend Charles

Baring, Lord Bishop of Durham.

In 1868 the population of  the village was around 3000, with the men principally

employed by the coalmines. Today the population of around 5,000 work outside

of the village in a variety of commerce and industry.


An excellent and detailed history of  St Mary’s has been written by Robin Walton.

It is available at a cost of £1 from the church.


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