Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ford and Etal

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets are available in Etal Village at service times thanks to Etal Village Hall. Please contact a church member for access.

The nearest defibrillator is at Etal Village Hall. Ring 999 for the door access code.

Portable ramps are available in the porch for use by visitors. There is a step up into the porch and a step up into the church. Instructions for use are kept with the ramps. Please return the ramps to the porch after use. Please report any noted damage or problem with the ramps.


Our Building

The grade 2 listed building was constructed in the grounds of Etal Manor by Lady FitzClarence as a mortuary chapel for her husband, Lord Frederick, the illegitimate son of The Duke of Clarence, later King William 4th. Designed by William Butterfield in the Gothic style the church was consecrated in 1859. Lady FitzClarence died in 1876 and it was then that Lord Frederick and their daughter Augusta Georgiana were disinterred from Ford church and buried here with her in the south chapel vault. In 1891 the fiancée of Georgiana, Captain Theodore Williams, was also interred in the vault.


Music and Worship

This is a recent addition, a state of the art electronic unit which replaced a failed short keyboard Casson pipe organ. There is a weekly Sunday service here at 10.30 from Advent to Palm Sunday.


Groups, Courses and Activities


Help for Visitors

A guide book is on sale at the back of the church. This gives the full storey of how the church came to be built. Price £1.
There is a permanent display relating to the church in the side chapel.
There is a selection of second hand books which you can browse.

The church is open every day during daylight hours.


Other Features