The church is perpendicular in style.
It contains much interesting glass which provides artistic and historic links with the church at Tanfield and with Ripon Cathedral. The building and its contents are a memorial to members of the Staveley family and to the inhabitants of North Stainley over the ages.
The churchyard contains many headstones dating from the 19th century to the present. Recent burials are to the northwest of the church and in the extension to the south of the church.