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Allen Valleys Churches

The Diocese of

Newcastle

St Cuthbert’s Church is located at the corner of Allendale Market Square, between the Golden Lion and the Co-op, next to Gowlands Garage.  You are most welcome to join us for worship on a Sunday morning; but the Church is open during daylight hours every day for quiet contemplation and prayer, or simply for the interested visitor.

There is a hearing aid loop, and large print copies of the service booklets are available. Gluten-free wafers are provided for those who need them; if you are a visitor, please alert one of the sides-people. Loos are located in the Church Hall.


The Church Hall is also equipped with a small kitchen, so that it can be hired for a small charge for most functions - but not for late-night parties, as we have neighbours! Please use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.


The Church was constructed in 1807, with refurbishments in 1873, An excellent guidebook has been written by a member of the congregation, Dr Geoffrey Chaytor, and is available in the Church.


The churchyard is now closed for further burials, and records of existing graves are kept at the Northumberland Archive at Woodhorn. We no longer have detailed records kept here in the parish.


The Church tower boasts a peal of eight bells, which are rung for Sunday services, weddings and special occasions; once again, please use form on the ‘Contact Us’ page if you would like to know more, or to take up bell-ringing.

The Church Lych-gate is also the Parish War Memorial, and records the names of the men of Allendale who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars.


St Cuthbert’s offers the venue for Music in Allendale concerts, and helps to host the Allen Valleys Folk Festival. The Tar Bar’l procession on New Year’s Eve starts at the Church.

St Cuthbert’s Church