Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

St Mary's and St Michael, Doddington

St Mary's and St Michael - Doddington

Location

Northumberland
England

To see the schedule of services for Doddington Church and all the other churches in the Glendale Group of Parishes, please see GLENDALE GROUP OF PARISHES SUNDAY SERVICE ROTA page'

Special services and other activities are published on the church notice board. The worship on a normal Sunday follows the Book of Common Prayer and is invariably in traditional language. Enquiries about Baptisms, Confirmation, Banns and Marriages should be made to the Vicar.

Location

The Village of Doddington lies 3 miles north of Wooler on the B6525, the parish church is sign posted from the village, down a narrow road. The church is normally open during day light hours and visitors are most welcome.
History

The church building: Built on the site of a twelfth century church, the present church building has undergone various alterations – not least the reversal of the interior axis, so that the chancel is in the west and the baptistry in the east. Two grave steles can be seen in the porch and a monument in the sanctuary is in memory of Horace St. Paul, Count of the Holy Roman Empire. In the southeastern corner of the churchyard is a watch-house, built in 1826, when there was alarm about body-snatchers operating on behalf of Scottish surgeons. It is hoped that this building will soon be restored and made safe for visitors.

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