Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey is one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in the country and was founded by St. Wilfrid as a Benedictine Abbey in AD 674. It later became an Augustinian Priory and is now the Parish Church of Hexham and we would love to welcome you to this wonderful building but, more importantly, to the lively and active community that today worships and serves God in this place.

Hexham Abbey is a busy and bustling church. We have a large number of services each week and aim to cope for a wide range of needs and styles. The Abbey has a wonderful musical tradition and choral music plays a huge part in our worshipping life. We also hold more reflective and informal services which draw on Celtic and Taize traditions and, hopefully, help people to find refreshment and healing.

The Abbey is committed to working with families and young people. Our choirs offer a wonderful opportunity for children to sing and Tots' Praise and Messy Church are great places for families to meet, socialise and worship. There are also many groups for adults including Homegroups, a Christian Meditation Group and a Poetry Group to name but a few.

Hospitality was always at the heart of Monastic life and we are determined to keep this tradition going! We have a wonderful cafe at the Abbey and refreshments are offered after our main Sunday service. The Abbey also has a wonderful suite of rooms which can be hired for weddings, birthdays or numerous other events and a great team which will help you to organise things.

We would love to welcome you to the Abbey, be it as a visitor to this amazing heritage site or someone seeking to find God's deep blessing amongst this Christian community. 


The parish of Hexham is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Fiona Finnon who can be contacted on 07868 446 886. For further information please visit our website page at Safeguarding | Hexham Abbey The Diocese of Newcastle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA Mrs Carol Butler on 07825 167 016. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.</span>


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Lucy Terry - Secretary to the Rector The Rev'd Canon David Glover - Rector

The Parish Centre,
Hexham Abbey,

NE46 3BN
Mrs Lucy Terry Secretary to the Rector
01434 602031
The Rev'd Canon David Glover Rector

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10am Sunday Morning Eucharist

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Hexham Abbey
Beaumont Street Hexham Newcastle, NE46 3NB, United Kingdom

A weekly Eucharist.

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As members of this Parish we commit ourselves to care for one another safely, safeguarding is at the heart of everything that we do. We recognize that everyone has different levels of vulnerability, both seen and unseen, and that each of us may be regarded as at risk at some time in our lives.

We commit ourselves to:

the safeguarding of people who may be at risk, ensuring their well-being in the life of this church
promoting safe practice by those in positions of trust
promoting the inclusion and empowerment of people who may be at risk
recruit safely following the recognised procedures
supporting, resourcing, training and regularly reviewing those who undertake work with children/young people and adults who might be at risk.
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of anyone who might be at risk in our parish please contact:

Fiona Finnon - Parish Safeguarding Officer and Domestic Abuse Champion - 07868 446 866

Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - 07825 167 016

Northumberland County Council Safeguarding Team - 01670 536 400

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Hexham Abbey Charity No. 1132444