Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ellingham

About Us

We will soon be part of the new benefice of Beadnell, Ellingham and North Sunderland


Please note that from 1 January 2020 The Morning Service Time will be 09.00 rather than 09.30  to enable the Parish Priest to cover two services  in the benefice each Sunday 


Please contact the Parish Priest Canon Tony Macpherson [email protected] 07780990354

There has been a church on this site since at least 1150 and possibly earlier. 

The present church however was built by the Reverend Charles Thorp in 1862, to replace an earlier (1805) church which had collapsed completely. It was built in the Early English style, a simple cruciform, with a very high roof ridge. 

There are three survivals of earlier churches – a piscine in the south wall of the sanctuary, a lancet window in the east wall of the south transept and a font bowl a the front of the nave. In the churchyard are three sandstone pinnacles from the tower of the 1805 building. The fine windows in the transepts depict the Benedicite and the Te Deum. 


Part of the churchyard is dedicated as a “Breathing Space” project and is managed and studied by the adjacent church school.