St Helen's Parish Church dates from around AD1120 when the nave bays were built. Side aisles were added in AD1170 and chapels in around AD1220. The clerestory and battlements date from around AD1500. The main door is original.
Several features in the church refer to the Eden family, forebears of Sir Anthony Eden. The church underwent a major restoration in 2001 which included the renewal of the stone floor and the addition of oak pews.
Daily Mass times: Sunday and Wednesday 10:00, Monday 19:00, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:30. Groups visits by prior arrangement. Open by arrangement or after Mass times.
Church open Thursday and Friday mornings until 1200.
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Loop system
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp / Level Access
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Village Location
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) follow the A68 to West Auckland then the A688 to Bishop Auckland.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Bishop Auckland Station.