Otterburn St John


Welcome to the webpage of  

St John the Evangelist


Part of the Church of England North Tyne and Redesdale Team

in The Diocese of Newcastle



Team Rector

Revd Dr. Susan Ramsaran

01434 220019



Mrs Jean Turnbull

01830 521169


Mrs Rosemary Haynes

01830 520576


“St John’s church was designed in the Decorated style by John Dobson and was built in 1858”. As well as the Victorian stained glass windows depicting the passion of Christ and the Northern saints, there are also more recent memorial windows by Evetts. The Nicholson and Newbegin organ was the gift of Sir Charles and Lady Morrison-Bell, who also donated the Italian Altar which is carved with a high relief copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper’


Church Services

11.00 am

Communion with Hymns

on the 1st Sunday of the Month

Parish Worship

on the 3rd Sunday of each month


Click here for other local services.


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




The church is situated on the main road through Otterburn Village. Click map for details.

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Some history

Otterburn is a village in Redesdale which earned itself a place in history with the Battle of Otterburn fought on 19 August 1388. This centred on the rivalry between the Percy’s and the Earl of Douglas culminating in the Percys’ defeat by the Scots under the Earl. Douglas himself was killed and Sir Henry Percy captured. Many of the casualties from the battle are thought to have been buried in the churchyard of St Cuthbert’s Elsdon.  The traditional sight of the battle is commemorated by the Percy Cross, the head of which is said to be now lying in the porch of St John’s Church.

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Detail from the East Window

Jesus prays in the Garden

Jesus carries his cross

Jesus is crucified

Christ is risen

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