St Paul

Tranquil ancient sacred space and historically important Flodden Battlefield church.

Branxton, Northumberland

Opening times

Open all year during daylight hours.


TD12 4SW

Present church 12th century, but much longer Christian presence in the area, possibly going back to the earliest days of Paulinus Glendale mission and the later Lindisfarne mission.

Small and very beautiful church in a glorious setting. This is rural and unspoilt England at its best. Visitors comment on the peace they find in our church.

In 1513 the biggest Scots army ever to invade England was defeated in Branxton and the church was at the heart of the battlefield. Many visitors come to walk the battlefield and visit our church as one of the Flodden eco museum sites. 

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of England

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