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St Margaret of Antioch

A beautiful church in central Durham, for 850 years it has provided prayerful. peaceful space for any visitor to enjoy.

Durham, County Durham

Opening times

Open from 1st June to 30th September. Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 12pm.


County Durham

This living church, dating from the mid 12th century, stands at an ancient crossroads just over the river from Durham World Heritage site (and very accessible by public transport). On entering. the visitor discovers a beautifully proportioned space, light and colourful within the Norman stonework. The font is of local Frosterley Marble and is as old as the church itself; it continues to be used for baptisms today. In one corner of the church an ancient stone carving stands alongside a modern statue of Mary and Jesus. There is also a fine set of Victorian stained glass windows, depicting the main events of Jesus' life. Colourful windows, fabrics and flowers contrast with bright limewashed walls and dark 17th and 18th century woodwork. One visitor called this 'the most prayer friendly space in Durham', another 'a hidden gem'. Come and discover for yourself; all welcome.

  • 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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