Welcome from our Vicar, the Rev’d Dr Benjamin Carter:

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Hello. The Parishes by the Wall are officially known as The Benefice of Haydon Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw. A Benefice is the church term for a collection of parishes which work closely together. In our case the two parishes work in partnership with the same Vicar, The Rev’d Dr Benjamin Carter. We are also very fortunate to have a self-supporting Curate, The Rev’d Gill Alexander.

Each parish has its own Church Wardens, elected by the residents of each parish, and its own Parochial Church Council (PCC) elected by regular worshippers of each parish who are members of each parish’s electoral roll.

As separate parishes, they are financially independent of one another, but do share in some core costs. It is possible to donate to the work of the Parishes by the Wall on this website. If you would like to donate specifically to one parish, or one church, please indicate this on the comments sections of the donation page. If not, your kind donation will be shared equally between both parishes.

Although we are part of the Church of England – the church established by law – we receive no financial support from the state and need to raise in excess of £60,000 each year to continue to serve the communities of which we are part. If you would like more information about how to regularly support the work of the Parishes by the Wall by standing order please contact the Vicar or the Treasurers of the respective parishes as listed below.

Key Contacts in our Parishes:

Vicar: The Rev’d Dr. Benjamin Carter, The Vicarage, Station Yard, Haydon Bridge NE47 6LL. Contact Benjamin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01434 688196

Curate: The Rev’d Gill Alexander. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gill Alexander, Curate

The Vicar and Curate are supported in their work in the Benefice by three retired clergymen:

  • The Rev’d Dr. John Harrison,
  • The Very Rev’d Michael Sadgrove
  • The Rev’d Stephen Parsons

The Team for Beltingham with Henshaw:

RoleDetailsContact
Wardens
  • Mrs Anne Galbraith, The Old Vicarage, Beltingham, Bardon Mill NE47 7BZ
  • Mr Adrian Storrie, Barcombe Grove, Westwood, Bardon Mill NE47 7JF
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Deputies
  • Mr W Green, Highford Cottage, Highford Lane, Hexham NE46 2NA
  • Mrs C Adams, 3 Burnside, Westwood NE47 7JU
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  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 01434 344398
PCC (for full PCC see below)
  • Hon. Secretary: Mrs Y Hewitt
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mrs M J Fleming
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Gift Aid Recorder
  • Mr J G Galbraith, The Old Vicarage, Beltingham, Bardon Mill NE47 7BZ
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Newsletter Editor
  • Mrs E Scott, Greenbanks, Westwood NE47 7JG

(Items for publication to reach editors by 22nd of the month please either by phone (344582) or to Sally Gill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Team for Haydon Bridge:

RoleDetailsContact
Wardens
  • Mr David Thornhill
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PCC (for full PCC see below)
  • Hon. Secretary: John Harrison
  • Hon. Treasurer: Mr Peter Henriksen,
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Safeguarding Panel:

  • The Vicar;
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Our Parochial Church Councils

Both of our parishes have a Parochial Church Council (PCC). Members of the PCC are elected by those on the Parish Electoral Roll. PCC responsibilities include insuring and maintaining the church buildings and land, and paying the Parish Share to the Diocese. The PCC includes a Deanery Synod representative who will bring back news from the General, Diocesan and Deanery Synods, and can take parish opinions to higher levels in the church hierarchy.

The PCC for Beltingham and Henshaw:

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  • Secretary to the PCC: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Members:
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    • Mr Nigel Clayburn,
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The PCC for Haydon Bridge

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  • Vice Chairman: (Currently vacant)
  • Secretary to the PCC: John Harrison
  • Members:
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    • Robert Adams,
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