Auckland St Helen church David Dixon

St Helen

The church is a grade I listed building dating to the late 12th century and early 13th century.

Auckland, County Durham


Manor Road
County Durham
DL14 8EN

St Helen’s can trace its origins back to 1120. It is possible it was built on the site of an earlier church or preaching cross. The church was extended in 1170 and again in 1220. The entrance is through the original door, one of the oldest in the country. Among the treasures of the church are a font, probably 13th century in origin, a grave cover of Frosterley marble thought to date from around 1250, an Elizabethan altar table and one of only six civilian brasses in the county thought to date to about 1470.

The new community space is designed to bring the building into everyday community use and enable the church to increase its work with the local community, and to engage the elderly, vulnerable and young people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Mass is said daily.

  • Church of England

  • Community Grant, £10,000, 2017

  • Our Community Grants helped churches to install essential facilities such as toilets and kitchens.

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