Get in touch with us

St Paul’s Church
Whitworth Terrace
DL16 7SG

Please contact via email or by telephone.

If you are contacing us to arrange a baptism or wedding, please read this page for more information.

Revd Matt Tarling

Revd Matt Tarling

Revd Tarling is on sabbatical until the end of August 2022. Please contact the curate or churchwarden for all enquiries (details below).

Matt became vicar of Spennymoor and Whitworth parishes in January 2013 after serving his curacy in the parishes of Blaydon and Swalwell.


<empty>Revd Anthony Smith

Tel: 01388 304882

Revd Smith was ordained as a deacon in June 2019 at Durham Cathedral and priested in September 2020 at Sunderland Minster and serves his curacy as assistant minister here at St Paul's and Whitworth Church.


Christopher Luke

Tel: 07796 137901

Christopher was elected churchwarden in October 2021 and returns to the role he previously held between 2007-2014.

Press and Communications Officer

Christopher Luke

St Paul's Parish Records 

We only hold the most recent records of baptisms, marriages and funerals at the church.  All previous information is held at the County Record Office in Durham City. Registers on microfilm and other records may be viewed by appointment, however a fee may be payable.

You can email

County Record Office, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL