External Groups

Several groups from outside the church regularly use the church premises for their meetings. These include:


Kern Morris

Kern Morris are a group of men and women, with ages from 20 - 60 plus years, who perform Cotswold and Border Morris dances and music. We are regularly invited to festivals and other events, as well as pub spots on summer evenings with other local sides.

This side is Durham City's oldest mixed team and was established in 1986. Over the years we have travelled to the USA and performed at places such as Durham, Pennsylvania and Durham North Carolina as well as visiting France, Germany and Belgium. Our most recent tour involved a narrow boat trip on the Thames and Oxford Canal meeting local teams in that area.

New members are welcome at our practices on Wednesday evenings at Elvet Methodist Church.

For more details contact Phil on (0191) 3750646 or Heather on (0191) 3723225 or visit www.kernmorris.org.uk.


Northern Spirit Singers was founded in 2000 and rapidly secured its reputation as one of the country’s leading chamber choirs. In 2014, it was named Adult Choir of the Year. The choir performs several a cappella concerts a year in Durham, as well as making a short annual foreign tour.

If you enjoy:

-Singing a wide variety of choral repertoire, both sacred and secular
-Performing concerts of a very high standard
-Making music in a relaxed, friendly, and enjoyable manner

then we would love to meet you!

Auditions take place each October for the new academic year. All parts are currently full, but we always look for new members each year.

Northern Spirit rehearse every Thursday during term time from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Elvet Methodist Church.

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir - it's a multi layered singing experience. The power of music, meeting new friends and performing at life changing events, together contribute to an emotional and powerful journey for our members. We have been perfecting Rock Choir for 10 years now and have achieved an award-winning standard of excellence in both the educational and emotional aspects of what we try to do.

Rock Choir is the pioneering contemporary choir of the UK and remains unique with over 20,000, members enjoying it across 350 choirs in the UK. Each member is welcomed into the Rock Choir family and their journey with us allows music, friendship and a new found confidence to impact their everyday lives. Together we have created a safe, up-lifting and exciting experience just for you.

Durham Rock choir meets on Monday mornings at Elvet.


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