HODs – St John the Evangelist, Longhirst

Open 10:30 – 15:30 on both Saturday and Sunday

Beautiful Victorian Church in small village. This is the first time that this Victorian church has opened as part of HODs.

There are recently restored original floor tiles and a new servery area which has been created using recycled pews.

No booking required

Access: There is disabled parking near the lychgate. Although there are steps up to the church, ramps will be in place but care should be taken on the path to the lychgate and on to the church as these are old and uneven. There are toilets in the Village Hall further along the main street. There will be no access to the altar area.

Additional Information: There will be a church service on Sunday morning at 9.30 to which all visitors are welcome. Contact for the day: Jill Elphick 01670 790764

HODs – St Andrews, Bothal

Open 11:00 – 16:00 both Saturday and Sunday

Beautiful Medieval Church in Bothal, a small Northumbrian village.
St. Andrew’s Church has been designated a Grade I Listed Building as it is of exceptional architectural and historical interest.

There will be refreshments available and there will be a wide variety of craft stalls with items for sale. Tours of the building are available on Sunday.

The village is situated between Ashington and Pegswood and signed from the A1068 Ashington to Bedlington road. No bus service to the village.

HODS – Church of St Mary the Virgin, Morpeth

Open daily 10:00 – 15:00

One of the best medieval churches in Northumberland with a 14th Century Jesse Window.

A lovely church set in an interesting churchyard which holds the graves of several famous people including the artist, Joseph Crawhall and the Suffragette, Emily Wilding Davison, who died at Epsom racecourse. There is also a Watch House used to guard against grave robbers. Refreshments are available throughout the day and there will be volunteers to speak with about this unique medieval church.

No booking required

Access: Some steps within the church. Disabled parking and access via churchyard.

Additional Information: There is a church service on Sunday at 9.30 to which all visitors are welcome

HODs – St Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford

Open daily 10:00 – 16:00

A beautiful historic church in a small village.

St. Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford, is a 12th Century church steeped in history.

There are Norman remains; the oldest church bell in the country and interesting stained glass, all in a delightful setting overlooking the remains of Mitford Castle.

The church is open for visitors, but especially for HODs there will be a guide to share with you the beauty and history of this lovely church

No booking required