History of St. Matthew's

St.Matthew’s Church, as it stands today, was built on the site of the former church at Newbottle. The former church was built in October 1850 and consecrated and opened in December 1850, as a Chapel of Ease for the mother church at Houghton-Le-Spring; the land was given by the Earl of Durham.This church eventually became too small, as it only seated approximately 200 people for worship, so it was decided to build a new larger church on the same site.

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Church Opening Times

Tuesday 10.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday 10.15am - 11.15am

Who's who at St. Matthew's


Rev. Edward Wilkinson

Diocesan Readers

Tom Dick

Malcolm Adamson

Stephen Holmes 

Joe Osman


Tom Dick

Joy Warren

Magazine Editorial team

Julie Gibson

Vera Marshall

Charles Martin

Susan Dick

Social Media & Website

Julie Gibson

Tom Dick

Charles Martin