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St Peter

St Peter’s keys are represented in this open and welcoming church.

Humshaugh, Northumberland

Opening times

Open daily, dawn to dusk.


NE46 4AA

It was originally consecrated in 1818 as a chapel within Simonburn Parish.

It has a Grade II listing and is the largest of four regency gothic churches designed by HH Seward, house architect to Greenwich Hospital Commissioners, who had taken over the former Derwentwater Estates.

St Peter’s is built of fine tooled ashlar with a small western porch, a small sanctuary and a vestry set centrally on the north side. There are two side aisles, with no central aisle, with some fine Regency box pews at the front of the main body of the church and to the side of the aisles.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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