Elsdon St Cuthbert



Welcome to the webpage of  

St Cuthbert’s Church, Elsdon

Part of the Church of England North Tyne and Redesdale Team in The Diocese of Newcastle



Team Rector

Revd Dr. Susan Ramsaran

01434 220019




Beryl Charlton - 01830 520537



Keith Maddison - 01830 520538



St Cuthbert’s Church has a complex history and was once larger than it is now. It stands in the middle of the large village green and was built around 1400, though parts of it may be earlier and there have been many alterations and additions since then. The bellcote was added about 1720 and the church was restored twice during the 19th Century. There are several medieval grave-slabs in the church, as well a gabled Roman tombstone from High Rochester


Church Services



11.00 am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)



11.00 am: Parish Worship - a service for all the family

(Refreshments after the services)


Click here for other local church services.


The church building is open during daylight hours and we welcome visitors and pilgrims of all faiths or none.


The church is prominently situated in Elsdon Village. Click map for details.

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A history of Elsdon

Behind the picture postcard views of Elsdon lies a rich tapestry of history. Once the largest parish in England stretching 33 miles up to the Scottish Border, Elsdon was the undisputed capital of Redesdale for many centuries.


The huge earthworks of motte and bailey castle built by the Norman Lords of Redesdale and the later fortified Tower that dominate the village, are visible reminders of Elsdon’s turbulent past especially in the days of the Border Reivers, together with its strategic importance as a frontier settlement in a lawless area…..

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Inspired Futures

Elsdon and the wider community are very excited at the prospect of making St. Cuthbert’s church fit for its mission in the 21st century.

Eighteen churches were initially selected through the ‘Inspired Futures’ programme for restoration and re-ordering. Out of these, six were shortlisted and out of these St. Cuthbert’s was the only one chosen from Northumberland!   

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Saint Cuthbert

Cuthbert: Our Christian heritage.

A story and an inspiration.

Click on the picture to read the story of Cuthbert’s life