The Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Castleside, built of local stone, was designed by Mr. Ewan Christian (architect also of the National Portrait Gallery) and was inspired by a Swiss mountain chapel. Consecrated by Dr. Charles Baring, Bishop of Durham on 7th March 1867.
The Parish includes the villages of Castleside, Moorside, The Grove and Rowley and drops down to the River Derwent at Allensford where it borders on Northumberland. It is located to the west of Consett in County Durham. The church itself sits at the A68 crossroads in the village of Castleside.
We are a small church with distinctive architecture, some fine stained glass, and a peaceful, warm and welcoming feel. Currently we are open for advertised Sunday and midweek services. We hope you will visit us when you can.