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St Margaret of Antioch

Hexham Abbey a place of worship since AD674

St Margaret of Antioch

Crossgate
Durham
County Durham
DH1 4PR

0191 3842433

Overview

This living Church (dating from the mid-twelfth century) stands at an ancient crossroads just over the river from Durham’s World Heritage site (and very accessible by public transport). On entering, the visitor discovers a beautifully-proportioned space, light and colourful within the Norman stonework.

The font is of local Frosterley Marble, and is as old as the Church itself; it continues to be used for baptisms today. In one corner of the Church, an ancient stone carving stands alongside a modern statue of Mary and Jesus. There is also a fine set of Victorian stained glass windows, depicting the main events of Jesus’ life. Colourful windows, fabrics and flowers contrast with bright limewashed walls and dark 17th-18th-century woodwork. One visitor called this ‘the most prayer-friendly space in Durham’; another: ‘a hidden gem’. Come and discover for yourself; all welcome.

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Open from 1st June to 30th September, Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to 12pm.

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St Margaret of Antioch

Durham
County Durham
DH1 4PR

0191 3842433