Community & Neighbourhood

Gainford Surgery

A small rural practice situated beside the A67 on the eastern edge of Gainford. The surgery has a small car park and is situated close to bus routes.

Tel 01325 730204

Out of Hours Tel 111


Parish News

Gainford Parish News is a fantastic monthly magazine printed in colour and is free to all those living in the Gainford and Winston areas.  It is delivered to both residents and businesses.

For a small cost non-residents can have copies posted to them. 

This high quality magazine is produced by volunteers and funded by donations.

The editors can be contacted on 

Neighbourhood Plan

Our Neighbourhood Plan is being developed to ensure that Gainford and Langton remains a beautiful, historic and vibrant village in the years ahead. 

A Neighbourhood Plan is the only statutory opportunity for parish councils to ensure its parishioners voices and views are heard when it comes to major planning decisions. 

Read more on the website of Gainford & Langton Neighbourhood Plan

Gainford Allotment Association

We are fortunate to have allotments in Gainford which are situated on the eastern side of Gainford with access via the A67 beside St. Peters.  

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Gainford Village Hall

Montalbo Village Hall situated in the centre of the village, opposite St Osmund’s Church and boasting a small car park.  The village hall is the centre of village social life with regular weekly activities for residents of all ages. 

For bookings tel Tony Kennan 01325 730922 or Neil Russell 01325 733140

St Osmund's Centre

St Osmund’s Centre

For bookings contact Anne Lavender.

Tel 01325 730492

Gainford Parish Charitable Trust

Gainford Parish Charitable Trust was set up in 1990 to provide financial assistance to schemes or initiatives within the parish that benefit the community of Gainford. Any non-profit making organisation or event could be eligible. You do not need to be a registered charity to be eligible for a grant. The trust can give cash grants to anything that contributes to village life.

To find out more please contact

  • the secretary, Ann Napier, on 732039, or by email,,
  •  the chairman, Patrick Langdon on 733164 or email

Sports & Recreation Field

Leased from Raby Estates by the Parish Council the Sports and Recreation Field is open to all residents to use for exercise and sport.  


The sports field is currently used by the Cross Keys FC for their home matches on Sunday mornings and for multi-sports coaching for children every Saturday morning. 

Please contact the Parish Council if you wish to book the field, however you may use if for personal fitness and recreation without booking. 

Gainford Post Office

Gainford Post Office, The Old Stables, 9 Main Road, Gainford. DL2 3DZ

01325 730201

Open 6 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm. 

Postal collections from the box on the main road outside the Post Office are made at 5pm weekdays and 11.15am, Saturdays.  

Collections from the post boxes on Eden Crest and North Terrace are made early morning. 

Postal services include car tax as well as banking, money grams, gift cards, gas, electric and mobile top ups. 

The Cross Keys

Our village pub is situated in the heart of the village with a car park to the rear, bordering the main A67 and the front of the pub facing south towards the village green. 

The Landlord is Ian Ross who has been in the Cross Keys for more than 20 years. 

A traditional pub which boasts a separate pool and function room. 

The pub can be contacted on 01325 730237 and is on Facebook. 


Visit this family run cafe overlooking the village green for delicious food, gifts and home accessories. 

Visit or phone them on 01325 730567.

Debbie & Rachel's Plaice

Our much loved fish and chip shop owned & managed by long term village resident Debbie.

Serving traditional fish and chips as well as pizzas and chicken parmo.  Visit the website or phone 01325 733330.

Manda's Kitchen

Manda caters for  parties, business meetings, social occasions and special events through out the week.
Outside BBQ and Wood Burning Pizza Oven in safe walled garden for use.
Outside Catering up to 30 people and cooking for your Fridge/Freezer. Phone 01325 730944.

Tall Tales Mysteries

Meet Gainford’s very own Agatha Christie in Sara West, who writes, organises and hosts fabulous murder mystery events.

For a fun filled event Tall Tales are highly recommended with a professional cast of actors bringing the mysteries to life…and death!



Whinfield Farm Nurseries

A local seasonal plant nursery which grows and sells a wide range of plants including annuals, shrubs, roses, perennials and herbs. 

Situated at the bottom of Grant Bank on the north side of the A67, this secluded nursery has a car park and boasts a cafe serving snacks, cakes, tea and coffee.

A family run business please note it is open seasonally and details are on their website. or Andrew & Clare Robertson can be contacted by phone on 01325 730044.


Drum Pirate

Learn to drum in your own home or book the Drum Pirate for your school or organisation.

Details are on the website or can be found by speaking with Alex on 07795 621167.  Alex is one of the leaders of the youth group in St Mary’s Church. 


Places of Worship

St. Mary’s (Church of England)

Vicar – Reverend Eileen Harrop, The Vicarage, Gainford.

Tel 01325 733154


Services: Sunday 10.45am – Parish Communion

St. Osmund’s (Roman Catholic)

Parish Priest – Father Grieves, St. Osmund’s Presbytery, Main Road, Gainford.

Tel 01325 730191

Masses: Sunday 9.30am Parish Mass; 11.30am Solemn Mass; Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat 10am, Mon 12noon, Fri 7pm.


Gainford CE Primary School

The aim of the school is to provide a safe, welcoming and happy Christian school, set within both the local and global community where academic potential is fulfilled and positive values are nurtured.

Headteacher Mrs C. Riley

Phone Number 01325 730274


Community Groups & Associations

Baby & Toddler Group – Jessica Nath

Phone 01325 732115 

Bell Ringers – Alex Johnston

Phone 01325 730458

Childrens Sports Committee – Wendy Withers     Phone 01325 730826

Cross Keys Leek Club – John Challen

Phone – 01325 730778

Drama Club – Enid Burdon

Phone – 01325 730537

Friends of Gainford School (FOGS) –  01325 730274

Local History Group – Maggie Nichols

Phone 01325 730565

Rainbows – Michelle Briggs

Phone 07784265448

Beavers – Katie Hebdon

Phone 01388 710453

Cubs – Alistair Logan

Phone 01325 730738

Gainford Scouts – Andrew Wilkinson

Phone 07904622277

Gainford Walkers – Peter Wilson

Phone 01325 730709

Luncheon Club – Carole Vayro

Phone 01833 695822

Pilates – Sarah Rutter

Phone 01325 730059

Scherzo Choir – Tony Kennan

Phone 01325 730922

Teesdale Quilters – Amanda Thomas

Phone 01325 733164

Tuesday Table Tennis – Neil Russell

Phone 01325 733140

Tennis Courts – Ian Hanmer

Phone 01325 733191

WI – Sue Taylor

Phone 01325 730379

Yoga – Patricia Hancock

Phone 07970802248



External Websites

Please note that websites are external sites, not associated or controlled by Gainford and Langton Parish Council and visitors do so at their  own discretion.


Local Organisations

If you run an organisation, club or society and would like it included on this page, or if it is included but you would like to add more information please email our clerk on with brief details and we will add the information to this page as soon as possible.

Local Businesses

The Parish Council seeks to promote and support local businesses.  If you would like your business mentioned on this website please email with brief details of your business.