AboutSt Brandon's is the Parish church serving Brancepeth village and the surrounding area. It is set in the beautiful village of Brancepeth some six miles south west of Durham City. The church building has over 900 years of history, including its recent stunning restoration after a devastating fire in 1998. The now modern interior contains a display of one of the largest collection of medieval grave slabs in the north of England (discovered during the restoration) which bear a variety of beautiful cross designs. The organ is a fine example of a Father Willis organ relocated from St.Luke’s Chapel, Winterton Hospital.
The restored church is also available for hire as a concert venue, being particularly suitable for choral music and classical music ensembles, and the building and its beautiful surroundings also make it an ideal venue for Quiet Days and for small conferences/meetings. Family Eucharist Service, with Sunday school, takes place each Sunday at 10.15 a.m. and there is usually Morning Prayer from Monday to Friday at 8.30 a.m.
|Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Saturday||08:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||08:00||- 17:00|
* Access is not possible during booked events. Please ring in advance to check.
Map & Directions
By road, turn off the A690 (direction sign to St.Brandon’s church), drive through the castle gates – there is parking in front of the church gates.
Public Transport Directions
The village is six miles south west of Durham City on the A690 (to Crook). It is served by the No.46 bus from Durham Bus station which runs half-hourly during the day; the bus stop is just at the village cross roads. Turn left and walk through the Castle gates to reach the church.