A warm welcome to Berwick Parish Church

 Bishop of Berwick appointed

A new appointment to the ancient see of Berwick has been announced, with the appointment of the Rev'd Canon Mark Tanner as Suffragan Bishop of Berwick. We were delighted to welcome him, accompanied by the Rt. Rev'd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle. Mr Tanner will be consecrated bishop by the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, on October 18th in York Minster. The title of Bishop of Berwick was last used 444 years ago, in 1572.

Forthcoming Events


Don't miss the Heritage Open Days: 

Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th September

Free admission to events all over Berwick


8.30am: Morning Prayer

5.00am: Evening Prayer


10.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 

  Wednesday, 14th September at 7pm

Organ recital with Malcolm Sim,

organist at Glasgow cathedral

(Please note change of date.)

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.

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.
Contact us:
Dennis Handley
Vicar of Berwick,
The Vicarage,
TD15 1DF
Tel: 01289 306136
Email: revhandley@gmail.com.


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