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St Cuthbert's Catholic Church, Old Elvet

St Cuthbert's Catholic Church, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL View on map

One of the oldest Catholic churches in England. Catholics have worshipped here since Anglo-Saxon times. It was opened in 1827 and designed by Ignatius Bonomi. A fine memorial window in the south wall has stained glass designed by Harry Clarke Studios, Dublin in 1930.


Opening Arrangements

Services are advertised on the visit page of the Parish website. It is also open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8.30am-3.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Access at other mutually convenient times can be arranged by telephone.


Road: A1 to A690 Durham turnoff, continue to second large roundabout taking first left across Elvet Bridge; take first left at traffic lights; turn at first right across from Dun Cow pub. Church is a few metres on the right. Rail: Durham (1 mile) Bus: No 58 on Old Elvet, No's X21, 6,40B, 56,57,57A,58,58A,PR2, X12 on New Elvet.

Parking Spaces


Street parking; metered

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes