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.
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
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
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.
both the Book of Common Worship and Book of Common Prayer and have a
We have a well appointed parish centre next to the church, which is available for private meetings, events and functions.