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Welcome to the Parish of Upper Coquetdale website.

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of The Parish of Upper Coquetdale


SAFEGUARDING POLICY  Parish Safeguarding Policy 2019 .c

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Gail Johnston 07890568086

Diocese of Newcastle: www.newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding

Ruth Rogan, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser :  07825 167 016  r.rogan@newcastle.anglican.org

The Church of England: www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

YOU WILL BE LISTEN TO: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/documents/survivor-leaflet-you-will-be-listened/

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 8005000( Free 24hr Hour line)

Child-line: 08001111 (free 24hr Line)

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (24 hours )


Our parish covers around 180 square miles in a particularly beautiful and friendly part of Northumberland, some thirty miles north of Newcastle. We hope you find our website interesting and look forward to welcoming you to our lovely churches…

Every day from Tuesday to Saturday in All Saints, Rothbury, we say Morning Prayer at 9 am and Evening Prayer at 4 pm and, on Wednesdays, there is also Holy Communion at 9.30 am.

Every Sunday in our churches we have services and the usual pattern is this:

9 am, Holy Communion: Christ Church, Hepple (1st – BCP & 3rd – CW); St Andrew’s Thropton (2nd – BCP & 4th – CW)

10. 15 am, Holy Communion: All Saints, Rothbury (every Sunday)

11.30 am, Holy Communion:  St Michael’s, Alnham (1st)

10. 15 am, Holy Communion: St Michael’s, Alwinton (2nd & 4th)

10. 15 am, Holy Communion: St Mary’s, Holystone (3rd)

Messy Church, Parish Hall, Rothbury (3rd)

6.30 pm, Evensong (BCP), All Saints, Rothbury, except the last Sunday when it is a churches together service somewhere in the valley. Please check the magazine for details…

You are most welcome to join us!

Bernard Gilpin 1517- 2017

Apostle of the Borders – Peacemaker

 To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Bernard Gilpin,  Carved in stone from Canterbury Cathedral, depicting a famous scene in All Saints church, that is also remembered in a wall painting in nearby Wallington Hall.

messy church logo  Messy Church is held in the Parish Hall on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4pm


Pop in for peace coffee morning with scones- raising money  for medicins san frontiers for the children of Yemen on Saturday 14September in the Parish Rooms, Rothbury at 10.30-12.30pm

Banks are changing to more rapid clearing of cheques and as a result are now very strict about the payee. Cheques incorrectly made out or with any alteration (initialled or not) are being returned. The account name is ‘Rothbury PCC-CG’.

‘PCC-CG’ (even with ‘Rothbury’ added above),’ Rothbury PCC’ or ‘Rothbury PCC-CG Roof’ are all unacceptable.

ALNWICK FOODBANK We are continuing to collect items of food and toiletries to distribute to those in need in our area.  We are advised that they expect to run light on tinned fruit and vegetables, including tinned potatoes.  And they will probably run short of tinned meat and fish as well. Please put tins into the bin in the rest room and more easily damaged goods like biscuits and pasta into the box in the Baptistry. The delivery to the depot is at fortnightly intervals. Thank you so very much for your contributions.

We are planning to hold a confirmation service in All Saints at 10.15am on Sunday 8 December. Please speak to one of the clergy if you are interested in preparation for yourself or someone you know.


Parish Uppercoquetdale




 Parish Profile:   UCP Parish Profile    UCP Parish Profile Annex B –

You can now read the magazine online – click here:  Over The Bridges

Upper Coquetdale Newsletter: UCRG newsletter September 2019-1

A Letter from Bishop Christine: from Bishop Christine May 2017-001


Parish Churches

What’s the weather like in Rothbury? Thropton? Hepple? Holystone? Alwinton? Alnham?