Welcome to our website…

Welcome to the Parish of Upper Coquetdale website.

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


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


All Saints Produce Stall This Sunday– please support this fund raising event.



I plan to run a stall for All Saints’ Church at the Street Fair on Monday 27 May.  Any suitable contributions would be gratefully received. Please leave in the Flower Vestry or at my house.  Many thanks, Wilma.  (01669 620404)

Rothbury are looking for one or two more volunteers for Sunday morning Coffee Rota. This involves coming in a little earlier to set up, serving and washing up afterwards.  Any questions? Just give me a call: Sue on  0776 346 9246

Christian Aid Week 12th-18th May –For over 70 years Christian Aid has stood alongside the poorest of our brothers and sisters. This year the focus for the week is Maternal Health in Sierra Leone. The story will be told at Alwinton on Sunday 12 May at the 10.15 worship. Also you are invited to a Coffee Morning at Woodbine Cottage, Holystone on Friday 17 May at 10.00am. Cake stall, Raffle and Bric a Brac and lots of coffee. Everyone is most welcome. Please come.

Baptism in Hepple this afternoon we shall welcome Zara Charlotte Bell into the Church of God in the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Please keep her and her parents in your prayers

Change to the service listed in Over The Bridges,   Ascension day service on   30 May will be held at Lady’s well  at 6.30pm.

 Advance notices – Getting to know you.

On Saturday 18 May – Gill and John would like to invite all PCC members and their partners to The Rectory for a Buffet Supper at 7.00pm.  Please keep the date.

On Saturday 15 June – Everyone is invited to “Open House” at The Rectory anytime between 11.00am – 5.30pm.   All welcome.


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 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 May 2019

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?