Our History
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Our History

The parish of Berwick Parish Church takes 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.

Daily prayers are said by the Vicar on Monday to Friday at 8.30am and 5.00pm, Parish Eucharists take place on Sundays and Thursdays, and we have choral Evensong (BCP) every Sunday.

(Please note that this is the usual pattern outside of Lockdown. For more information please contact us.)