Design and Construction of the New Church

The architects Messrs. Cory & Ferguson, described the church as follows:

"It is designed in a very simple economical phase of the flowing decorated style of Gothic architecture. It provides accommodation for 150 worshippers and consists of a chancel 21ft by 16ft, a nave 36ft by 24ft with Vestry and Baptistry at the West end. A three-light window, filled with flowing tracery lights the East end and three square-headed windows with traceried heads, light the Nave. The seats are low but enclosed with doors".

Hyde & Pevsner describe the church as being built from sandstone, with quoins, having: a green slate roof with cross finials; a nave with a south porch; a chancel with a north vestry; a bell turret with a slate spire on the west gable; a pointed moulded arch on the porch; and windows mullioned with triform heads. Blackford Church is now a Grade 2 listed building according to Historic England.

The Church was designed by Messrs. Cory & Ferguson of Carlisle, the Masonry by Messrs. Hutton & Bell, and the Carpentry and Joinery by Mr J Armstrong. The pulpit and desk were made by Mr Moody of Durham, Mrs Barton of the Cresent Carlisle presented chairs and hassocks for the communion table, as well as offertory bags made my Messrs. Creighton of Castle Street. The Reverand George Bell, the incumbent of the parish, made gifts of articles needed to conduct Divine Services.