Welcome to Laithkirk Church in the Benefice of Lower Teesdale, set in the Durham Dales with its beautiful views from the church door. To find our service times please follow the "our website" link below to the Benefice web page.

If you wish to help us by making a contribution to our running costs you may do so on our Parish Giving Page:

We look forward to sharing our church with you.

Get in touch

Revd David Tomlinson

Ashbourne House, Cotherstone

DL12 9PR


Our parish of Laithkirk is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Leeds’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services. This Benefice has appointed Su Graves (Romaldkirk and Cotherstone) David Smith (Bowes) Colin Clarke (Startforth and Brignall) Margaret Walton (Laithkirk) as the Benefice Safeguarding Officers.