Our sister church – St Laurence, Pittington

Door to St LaurenceSt Laurence, Pittington is a small but vibrant congregation in the village of Pittington. Established in around 1100AD, the church has much historical interest with 12th Century frescos and the North Arcade. This is said to be the work of Christian the Mason who was responsible for the Galilee Chapel in Durham Cathedral.

Christians have been worshiping at St Laurence for nearly 1000 years, and the congregation still meets on Sunday mornings at 9.30am, with occasional joint services with St Mary Magdalene’s.

The church is part of the Pilgrim Places network which promotes St Laurence’s as a place of peace and meditation. Many have enjoyed the 5½ mile walk between Durham Cathedral and St Laurence’s.

Since 2007 St Laurence has been part of the United Benefice of Belmont, St. Mary Magdalene and Pittington, St. Laurence.

North-arcade                Fescos

For more information have a look at the St Laurence, Pittington website.