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

9 November 2021

Still a bit to go!

Our donations received total is now starting to look much better! We have reached 86% of the original target for...
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8 November 2021

Christmas Fair

Raising funds for our essential repair work on our Church building
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29 October 2021

Essential safety work is under way!

Scaffolding is being erected at the rear of the Church to allow work to start on making our chimneys safe....
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24 October 2021

Featured on BBC Radio Tees

Mike Hill of  BBC Radio Tees  interviewed Andrew Randle (Chairman of the Church managers) on Sunday 24 October about current plans for our...
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18 October 2021

Fundraisers needed!

We have reached over £5000 in donations, for which we are very grateful. These are all direct donations to our...
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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