St Michael & All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angels Church

St Michael and All Angels is a  pretty parish church built in 1862 and is the focal point of Hawthorn.

As part of the Church of England, weekly services are held, and the attractive churchyard is still in use for burials, and is regularly maintained. The church itself is also a beautiful setting for weddings. 


 Rev'd  Paul P. Paterson

The Old Rectory

Hawthorn Village


Tel. 01915 271908

Latest Information ( October 2020 - excludes the latest lockdown  Nov 2020 restrictions) re the covid situation

Sunday Service
The Church is now open for services of Holy Communion at 9:15am every Sunday.
( Restrictions re masks, sanitisation, social distancing etc are now in place.)

The  YouTube services each week for those who don’t yet feel happy to mix with others continue to be broadcast. These can be accessed by searching 'Hawthorn Worship' in YouTube or by emailing  for the direct link.

Other Services
Morning Prayer on Wednesdays continues via Zoom, as does our Monday evening Bible Study course.  Details on our website  

Harvest Festival
As we are unable to celebrate Harvest Festival in the traditional way this year, we have decided to appeal for donations of food and household goods which we will give to East Durham Trust Food Bank.  

We will be distributing a leaflet round the village this week and people can either bring their donations to The Old Rectory or can ring me (0783 4348580) or email  to arrange collection.

All who wish to be kept informed of developments should text 0783 4348580 to be added to our circulation list. 

Contact form here

Website here

History is made in Hawthorn.

On Sunday 30th September 2018 history was made when for the first time in the 156-year life of St Michael & All Angels Church in the village, the Lord Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev'd Paul Butler, conducted a service of Ordination as Deacon of Paul Paterson. The event had a further uniqueness in that it it was the very first time that the the Bishop had taken a service of Ordination away from the Cathedral.