Church of St James’ the Great – HODs

Impressive Victorian Romanesque Church, after the style of the cathedral at Monreale in Sicily, with fine wall paintings.

A Victorian Neo-Norman-type church by Benjamin Ferrey, former apprentice to Augustus Pugin. Built in 1844-46 with impressive decorative carvings, apse murals from 1875 and a fine Minton tiled floor in the Chancel. Information leaflets will be available. Guidebooks and handmade cards will be available to purchase.

Open daily 10am – 3pm

No booking required

The church is accessible by wheelchair from the north porch, although access to the High Altar and Grey Chapel is limited due to steps.

A separate car park is next to the church, behind St James’ Hall on Wellway. Guide books & handmade cards will be available to purchase. On Sunday there is a service of Holy Communion at 0800 and at 1115 a Simply Communion. If there are any baptisms they will take place at 1300. Contact for the day: Bob Young 01670 511407

St Mary Magdalene Church, Mitford – HODs

Open daily 10:00 – 16:00

Discover this beautiful historic church in the tranquil setting of a very 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 Heritage Open Days, there will be a guide to share with you the beauty and history of this lovely church.

No booking required

Limited on site parking adjacent to the church.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Morpeth – HOD 2022

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.

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