Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Falstone with Greystead and Thorneyburn

St Aidan's Thorneyburn

Services cancelled but the Church remains open for visits and private prayer

Sadly the Christmas Outdoor Carol Service on 20  December and Christmas Day Communion have been cancelled but the Church remains open for visits and private prayer from now and throughout Christmas with a Prayer Tree in the porch that you are welcome to add your prayers to. The church is on the route of the Tarset Christmas Challenge where people have decorated their gardens or trees or made a tableaux visible from the road. You are welcome to take the carol sheets away and return at a later date, use the church to sing or pray in your bubbles.

.. and whatever you feel of below is appropriate

Online Services

There are also a number of online or Zoom Services that you can join if you want.

Zoom from St Cuthbert’s Bellingham, Communion @9:30 this Sunday and Christmas Morning, Carol Service for the Deanery by Zoom 24 December 6pm contact Elaine Ryder 01830 520212 [email protected]

Worship from Newcastle Cathedral https://www.youtube.com/<wbr></wbr>channel/UC5hi-<wbr></wbr>CaPDpKqEE6c03N99LQ/videos

Comfort and Joy reflections 25 Dec – 2 Jan: www.churchofengland.org/<wbr></wbr>comfortandjoy

Carols from Kings https://youtu.be/RVguSWYwSsA

By Phone (free number): Daily Hope 0800 8048044, every day

Our Church Building is open for private prayer. Please observe safe social distance guidelines. In line with Government guidance face masks/coverings must be worn. 

For any support you need and for prayer requests please contact our Churchwarden (contact details below). 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”


We have set up a telephone tree to keep in contact and have details of essential services for home delivery. We also can arrange to shop for you. Contact Caroline Waitt Churchwarden  01434 240210 [email protected] or visit Tarset Community Website for mailings.

For latest information follow us on Facebook NORTH TYNE CHURCHES and on Twitter @StPetersNE48. Here are prayers suggested by the Church of England:

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer-resources

The parish of Falstone w Greystead & Thorneyburn 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(s), PSOs. 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. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

The Revd Dr S.M. Ramsaran

The Rectory Bellingham Hexham NE48 2JS

Our website

Outdoor Carol Service = sorry, cancelled due to spread of Covid.

20 Dec 2020, 4 p.m. for 50m
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Greenhaugh
Bellingham
NE48 1NA

We will meet in the south west corner of the graveyard to celebrate in a specially arranged carol service. We can still enjoy gathering (socially distanced) and hearing the Christmas story, with some music to listen to and (hopefully) some carols we can sing together.

Christmas Carols

Readings for the principal service, recorded as a video for Bellingham Deanery.

9 Apr 2021, midnight