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***** Latest News *****

12 April 2022

Work on Phase 1 starting soon!

A pre-start meeting has now taken place and the contractors are set to start work on the essential roof and...
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10 April 2022

Andrew Randle on BBC Radio Tees

Mike Hill interviewed Andrew and brought Teesside up to date with our campaign to restore and develop our Church building...
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3 April 2022

A Fantastic Result!

The total raised from the "Easter Fair and Coffee Morning" was £1489.41. This includes £125 raised by Melanie Barker from...
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31 January 2022

Easter Coffee Morning

We were delighted that our Fair at Christmas raised over £800 for the Repair Appeal Fund, and hope to surpass...
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30 December 2021

We are in the news again!

An interview with Andrew Randle was published in The Northern Echo today (30 December 2021), providing details of how far...
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“Saving the Spire” on Northgate

We have received devastating news about the extent of repairs necessary to make our Church building safe, and we are seeking to obtain any institutional or charity financial support available.

A JustGiving campaign has been launched, which we pray will be supported by the local community as well as people and organisations in surrounding areas

Major repairs are required to make our Church safe for use. We are currently carrying out urgent repairs to the steeple and rear chimneys to make them secure. This work is already fully funded.


The roof also needs extensive (and expensive) repairs. The cost for this vital work to be carried out, and to preserve this iconic building for the town and community, is estimated to be in the region of £250,000. Northgate Church can be saved – but only if the community comes together and makes the funds available for urgent repairs to be carried out …

Keep the spire in Northgate!

When it was announced that the Church building in Union Street was to be demolished – there was public outcry. “Why could it not be saved?”, “It is part of the town’s heritage and history.” “It’s shocking!”

Please help us to prevent this happening to our iconic building.

Our aim for the future is to make the building safe.  We also intend to make it more suitable for use as a venue for concerts, exhibitions, meetings, club activities etc. 
Northgate area is changing. New housing developments are promised to surround our Church building. Land bordering the Skerne has new amenities and development planned. We will see existing structures replaced to create a more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing approach to the centre of our wonderful town.

Your help  to preserve Northgate URC can help keep our building part of this exciting future.

About Us

About Us

During the 18th Century Congregationalists and Presbyterians were already worshipping together as “Darlington Independents” in a yard just off Northgate. In 1806 a split took place, and the Congregationalists moved to a room in Union Street. This became Bethel Chapel



Next Service Previous Services We are pleased to advise you that we are now able to hold live services at Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall each Sunday morning at 10.45am. Our thanks go to the congregation of Elm Ridge for

The Binns Organ

The Binns Organ

The three manual and pedal pipe organ in The United Reformed Church, Northgate, Darlington was built by the firm of J J Binns of Leeds in 1891 at a cost of £600.00. It was placed in a chamber at the