According to Whelan, book of Durham 1894, St. Alban's Church, a good brick building erected in 1886, partly by subscription and partly by the Colliery owners, at a cost of £800 with sittings for 180 persons. The Wesleyan chapel, built in 1861 will seat 250 persons. Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1892, at a cost of £650 will accommodate about 400. Christian lay church is a brick structure built in 1891 and cost £300. It will seat 250. It was built in the 'Plantation. The preachers were not ordained ministers. It was destroyed when the 'Plantation' was demolished. St. Alban's church is still as it was, but has an added room and kitchen. The church members gave their time every Wednesday to provide a luncheon club for the elderly of every denomination. The meals are bought from the Meals on Wheels service.
Folk are welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee, the meal is served, followed by another drink and a game of Bingo. A Community bus brings the pensioners and takes them home again.
The Wesleyan chapel, built in 1861, situated between shops in the front street, but was demolished when the whole street property was destroyed. The Primitive chapel 1862 still stands and services its people. It stands at the top of what was once a busy street, Rose Street, but commonly known as Chapel Row.