Dufton Church is dedicated to St. Cuthbert, as is common in this part of northern England. It is not in the village itself but about half a mile away between Dufton and Knock. It has a most extensive parish which ranges over the fells to the border with County Durham. The present building dates from the 1780’s and is pleasantly lit within by its beautifully coloured windows. There has been a church on the site since at least 1283 and probably before that. It is built of local sandstone and has some old window heads and ornaments incorporated into the fabric.
Inside, there are memorials in stone and brass which give the reader an added insight into the history of the community. The church is kept open during the day. The rectory was once the cluster of buildings adjoining the church site, but the present one is a more modern building in Long Marton. Rationalisation has led to there being three Churches under one rector - those of Dufton, Long Marton and Milburn and services are shared between them. The church is in the Appleby Deanery of the Diocese of Carlisle.