Berwick Parish Church, Holy Trinity with St. Mary

Welcome to the website of Holy Trinity and St. Mary's Church, Berwick-upon-Tweed, which we hope will give you an insight into our activities and Christian beliefs.  We encourage all visitors to come and explore the church and its environment without obligation.

The Parish of Holy Trinity and St. Mary is the most northerly parish in England, taking in the land north of the River Tweed estuary to the border with Berwickshire in Scotland.  The boundary is co-terminus with that of the "Liberties of Berwick", the Bounds of which have been ridden on horseback on May Day of each year for several hundred years.  The church is part of Norham Deanery, which also contains the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, and is in the Diocese of Newcastle.  At the last Census in 2011 the parish had a population of just under 4,500 people.  It encompasses the town of Berwick and the rural area to the north and west.
Contact us:

Dennis Handley
Vicar of Berwick,
The Vicarage,
TD15 1DF.

Tel (01289) 306136

Dennis Handley, Vicar of Berwick
The church is the Civic Church for Berwick-upon-Tweed and the wider community, holding services for local and national occasions. The Guild of Freemen recognise Holy Trinity as their church and in the past had the power to appoint two of the church's four churchwardens.Within the parish there are other denominations, with St. Andrew's Church next door, which is Church of Scotland.  Nearby there are Baptist, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Salvation Army places of worship. The church is open daily from 9.00am until dusk, or 5.00pm in the summer, for private prayer and contemplation and regular services are held on Thursdays and Sundays.  Daily prayers are said by the Vicar on Monday to Friday at 8.30am and 5.00pm and the Vicar would welcome others to join him in this important ministry of the church.  We use both the Book of Common Worship and Book of Common Prayer and have a robed choir.
We have a well appointed parish centre next to the church, which is available for private meetings and functions.


Share the last Week of Jesus' Life 


Berwick 900 Events

There will be an exhibition over the Easter weekend illustrating the Christian story of Berwick as well as
copies of the Holy Trinity Parish Registers on display.  For full details and times please see the Berwick 900 page.


Calling all walkers!

Do you enjoy walking? Would you like to explore our beautiful countryside, get some fresh air, exercise and company?  We have put together a programme of walks for the next few months and you are warmly invited to join us.  All walks will be approximately 3 to 4 miles in length - please bring your own supply of water!  Well behaved dogs are welcome.

We'll meet at the Parade at 1.30pm on the day and would like to car share as much as possible, so don't worry if you don't have your own transport.  See the Church Walks page for details.


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