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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

Weekly: Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm and Saturday 10am - 12pm. Other times may be available by prior arrangement.


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, Nos X21, 6,40B, 56,57,57A,58,58A,PR2, X12 on New Elvet.

Parking Spaces


Metered street parking.

Disabled Access

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