Holy Trinity

A beautiful 19th century church with a fine spire, a lovely atmosphere and a beautiful churchyard.

Matfen, Northumberland

Opening times

Open 8am to 6pm every day.


NE20 0RL

Matfen parish church is a popular attraction for local visitors, who love its peaceful. prayerful atmosphere. The Grade II listed church was built in 1842 by Sir Edward Blackett, who is buried here together with many of his descendants. The church has a particularly unusual outside staircase. and some beautiful 16th century alabaster reliefs depicting scenes from the early childhood of Jesus. The church in Lorna Hill's book 'The Vicarage Children' is thought to have been inspired by Matfen Church.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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