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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[2421]


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


Messy Church 4pm today 21 July  in parish hall

PIMM’S PARTY TODAY at 12.30pm @ Glebe House, Holystone,  By kind permission of  John & Marion Farndale Tickets £10   Includes glass of Pimm’s and canapés.  Please come along and have some fun with live music and an auction to support our lovely churches, pay at the door

 UCCT Evening Service on Sunday 28 July at 6.30pm. This service of worship will be led by Ann with the theme of “Looking and Listening, Thinking and Praying”. Do join us if you are able. Refreshments to follow.

Tea in Alwinton Church Sunday 28 July 12 till 4pm  And Sunday 4 August 12 till 4pm
Sandwiches cakes scones tea and coffee  All welcome

ALNWICK FOODBANK We are continuing to collect items of food and toiletries to distribute to those in need in our area. As the school summer holidays begin and families do not have access to free school meals, this is an especially important resource for those who are struggling.  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 next delivery to the depot will be on 25 July, and thereafter at fortnightly intervals. Thank you so very much for your contributions.

ALL SAINTS ROTHBURY, THROPTON & HEPPLE CHURCHES 100 CLUBDid you miss renewal day on Saturday 6th? Panic not! Call Sue on 07763469246. Still time to join or renew membership before the next draw, Sunday, 28 July

 Hear the Royal Northern Sinfonia on your doorstep as they bring the sounds of the new world to All Saints Church Rothbury on Tuesday 23 July at 7.30pm. Tickets from sagegateshead.com Telephone 0191 443 4661 and there will be a few tickets available on the door.

 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 July & August 2019

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


Parish Churches

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