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Welcome to the Parish of Upper Coquetdale website.

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

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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!

Sunday 17 March at 11am
St Michael and All Angels Alnham refurbishment
Service of Thanksgiving with Holy Communion, celebrated by Bishop Christine and with the King’s School senior choir, followed by refreshments.
Do come and join in this joyous occasion and bring your family and friends.

Bernard Gilpin 1517- 2017

Apostle of the Borders – Peacemaker

 To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Bernard Gilpin, John Tribe has carved this panel 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

Notices
Sunday 17 March at 11am
St Michael and All Angels Alnham refurbishment
Service of Thanksgiving with Holy Communion, celebrated by Bishop Christine and with the King’s School senior choir, followed by refreshments.
Do come and join in this joyous occasion and bring your family and friends.

Mothers’Union –We meet tomorrow at 2:15 pm in the Parish Rooms. Our speaker is our Vice President for Lindisfarne Sheila Walker who will lead the MULOA initiative – Mother’s Union Listening , Observing and Acting. This will enable us to look at our local community and how we can help meet it’s needs.

Rothbury Lent Lunches will be held on a Friday in the Jubilee Hall 12- 1.30pm at a cost of £4.50 soup, sweet & tea/coffee all proceeds to Christian Aid.  We are responsible for the 22 March and 12 April and would be grateful of any offers of help and food please contact Gill Burn 620511.

LENT CHARITY COLLECTIONThis year we are supporting that worthwhile charity WATERAID as our Lenten collection. “Join Jars of Change, give up something for Lent and donate the money you save to give clean water to communities for the very first time.” Please find yourselves a jam jar or two, and begin to fill it up with your small change! We will collect up the jars at Easter and send the money off all together from our Parish. Labels will be available from the back of the churches for your jars, plus information about the charity. See www.wateraid.org.uk

Are you thinking about what you might give up for Lent?

Giving up chocolate or alcohol might be good for your health, but maybe you’d like to try something different… You may remember last year our Bible Study group, ‘After Sunday’, decided to give up one item for each of the 40 days of Lent to give to the Alnwick District Food Bank, which covers our Coquet Valley. We managed to accumulate an impressive car load which was gratefully received by the Food Bank, so we’d love you to join us this year.  If 40 items would be too much, even one item for each week of Lent would help.  You could drop your items in at Harbottle School or ring me (650385) or Susan Rogerson (650390) to arrange collection. Sue Joyner

 

A huge thank you from Lynne and Margy to everyone who helped with the

refreshments for the Rector’s do , your generosity was greatly  appreciated

 

Parish Uppercoquetdale

 

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

Organ Scholar

The beautiful, musical, creative parish of Upper Coquetdale, Northumberland, seeks an organ scholar to promote and stimulate church music and to enjoy playing our newly restored (by Goetze and Gwynn 2016) 1866 fine, two-manual Hill organ.
For further information, please contact
Colin Wheeler 

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

Upper Coquetdale Newsletter:  UCRG newsletter March 2019

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

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Parish Churches

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