St Michael & All Angels
Esh is a village and civil parish situated about five miles north-west of Durham. The name Esh is though to derive from an Anglo-Saxon name meaning ash tree.
The village church in Esh dates from 1283 although it was heavily restored in 1770 and again in 1850. King Edward I attended Mass on the 10th September 1306 while on his way from Durham to Hexham and left an offering of seven shillings. Another iconic person linked to the church from 1835 was the British astronomer, scientist, mathematician and theologian Templeton Chevalier. He was the Vicar at the church from 1835 to 1873 and is buried in the churchyard, He also has a brand of cider named after him. The church is a Grade II listed building
St. Michael & All Angels is the Parish Church for the villages of Esh, Quebec and Cornsay Colliery in County Durham. We are part of the Durham North Team which is a group of seven churches in or near the city of Durham. We have close links with our local school which is Esh C of E Primary School and sometimes hold an all age service in the school.
We are a small but very welcoming congregation, and we look forward to welcoming you whatever your age.
Postcode: DH7 9QR
Parking: There is no car park. Cars may be parked along the side of the road.
Accessibility: The building has a level entrance and can be accessed by wheelchairs. We have no toilet facilities
We offer the traditional range of Anglican worship and prayer.
Come and Worship With Us
Sunday: 9:00 Parish Eucharist
Meet the Team
REV MICHAEL PEERS