Welcome to our website…

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

Safeguarding handbook https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/parish-safeguarding-handbook/

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


The Church Electoral Roll for the parish will be undergoing its annual revision shortly.  If you are not already on the roll we would like to encourage you to join.  The 2020 Roll and the application forms are at the back of each church; completed forms should be put in the large brown envelope no later than Sunday 8 March.  If you filled in an application form in 2019, you do not need to fill one in again.  Margaret Pope, Parish Electoral Roll Officer

Produce Stall-Their will be a produce stall on Sunday 2nd February all contributions to the stall will be very welcome. Please use this opportunity to restock your freezer with homemade cakes and pastries.

Midday Music returns to All Saints on 7th March with a concert by Magnus Williamson, Professor of Early Music at Newcastle University, and the New Vocal Ensemble, students from the same department. Coffee and cake will be served from 11.30 and the concert starts at noon. Entry is free. For information on recitals for the rest of the year, please see the All Saints Organ Facebook page.




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 – February 2020 (1)

DIOCESE  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?