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Church Office 0191 378 2866

You can leave a message but as the telephone is not continuously manned there may well be some delay in receiving a reply. So, for a direct contact relevant to your enquiry please use the appropriate email or telephone contact from the lists below

Email contacts for St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth

Please choose the email address which deals with the nature of your enquiry.
Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals:
Church hire, events, visits
Newsletter editor
Bells James Morgan
Messy Church Liz Thomas
Accounts, finance:
Church, churchyard history archive, ancestry

Parochial Church Council

Priest in Charge Rev’d Rick Simpson 0191 3780503
Associate Minister Rev’d Alison Hobbs 0191 3789670
Lay Reader and Safeguarding Officer Geoff Moore 0191 3735674
Authorised Pastoral Assistant Deborah Hodge 01388 745455
Church Warden James Morgan  
Church Warden Hester Higton 0191 5974675
Secretary Mike Higton  
Treasurer Geoff Knott 01833 627094
Deanery Synod David Eltringham  
Deanery Synod John Jackson  
Deanery Synod Evelyn Aitken  
Other elected members:  
  Jeannette Metcalfe  
  Jayne Cook  
  Peter Cook  
  Jean Hodgson  
  Steve Hodgson  
  Isobel Rae  
  John Roberts  

Other roles

Sunday School and Messy Church Gillian Smellie
  Liz Thomas
Sacristans Jean Hodgson
  Deborah Hodge
  Carolyn Knott
  Carol Beeby
Organist Richard Hird
Electoral Roll Officer Carol Beeby
Music Jean Merrington
Servers Jean Hodgson
Flower Guild Lynne Hastie
Cleaning Sue Morgan
Youth Club: Geoff Moore
  Martin Peacock

Shared Ministry Development Team

Alison Moore,  Rev’d Rick Simpson, Rev’d Alison Hobbs, Martin Peacock

Worship Team

Fiona Eltringham, Rev’d Alison Hobbs, Deborah Hodge, Jean Hodgson, Hester Higton (Chair),Jean Merrington, Geoff Moore, Sue Morgan, Rev’d Rick Simpson


Peter Cook (Chair), Steve Hodgson, James Morgan, John Morgan, Edward Staines, John Jackson and Jean Merrington
Supporting St Brandon’s – donate by text

The majority of our income is from regular giving by members of the congregation, friends and supporters of St Brandon’s. If you have visited our beautiful church or perhaps attended a baptism or wedding and would like to make a one-off donation you can text STBC00 £x to 70070 (between £1 and £10 (whole pounds only), for example, STBC00 £5. Your donation will be much appreciated.

If you wish to set up a regular donation, please contact our Treasurer