Welcome to St Laurence Church

Covid-19 Notice

Activities in the church building have been suspended during this emergency, but the ministry of our church continues online and some services are live-streamed on Facebook. For either of the churches in the benefice, St Laurence Pittington and St Mary Magdalene Belmont, please follow the links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SMMBelmont/. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1719669764968104/.

Everyone is very welcome to join in our worship and reflection on the Facebook pages and that is also where the latest updates can be found.


St Laurence, Pittington is one of the most interesting mediaeval churches in the Diocese of Durham.

St Laurence Church, Pittington in springThe present church building dates from around 1100, although there is evidence of fragments of an earlier, pre-Norman building. Throughout the centuries, St Laurence Church has provided a place of worship to the people of Hallgarth and Pittington. Now in the 21st century, we still aim to provide a place of worship, hospitality and service for our community.

Join us by coming to one of our services, joining a house group, or attending one of our social events. Or you may be interested in getting married at St Laurence or arranging a baptism. You may just like to visit us to experience the peace and beauty of the church and our church yard. Whatever your reason – you are more than welcome

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