Church opening


During the current lock down the PCCs of both Parishes have resolved to pause public worship for a time. During this time, we are doing to the following to ensure that we remain a praying presence in the heart of our communities.

  • St Cuthbert’s Haydon Bridge will be open for those who wish to use it for private prayer on Sunday mornings from 10.30am and on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm. You are very welcome to use the church for private prayer at these times and will be asked to follow our public health guidance if you do so.
  • We continue to offer prayers for our community at 9am and 6pm each day on our Facebook page.
  • We are looking to develop our “at home” worship offering, particularly making our regular Sunday 9am service more available to those who are not able or happy to use our current format on Facebook.
  • Those who have gathered as members of our Community of Prayer will be looking to develop practical means through which the prayers of the whole community can be gathered and offered through this time.

A message from the Church Wardens.

A message regarding Benjamin.

Welcome to the Parishes by the Wall.

Our parishes comprise the Parishes of Haydon Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw which serve the communities in the South Tyne Valley and the Diocese of Newcastle that run alongside the most famous and breath-taking sections of Hadrian’s Wall.

On this ancient frontier, we are living communities of faith who seek in all things to follow Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbour with compassion, and generosity, and openness to all.



All our resources and reflections during the Pandemic.


What's On

Upcoming services and events.


About Us, Who's Who?

Find out more about our parishes and the people in them.


Church Events

Find out about the latest events in the Parishes by the Wall.


Our Heritage

The history of our Churches and the War Memorials.


Our Faith

Sermons and other faith resources.


Our Churches

All you need to know about getting there and the facilities at each Church.


Children and Families

Find out about our provision for the whole family.


Celebrating Life Events

Information about Christenings, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals in our Churches.


Parish Newsletters

Parish Newsletters.


Parish Administration

PCC Minutes, Parish Policies, Fee Tables, Henshaw Room Hire.



Everything regarding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults within the Churches of our Benefice can be found here.