From the Wall to the Border

Welcome to the Church of England Bellingham Deanery in the beautiful North Tyne and Rede Valleys

Dear Everyone,
What is the Deanery up to at the moment?
Probably that's not a question that springs to mind very often. But I believe that there
are really fruitful developments in our life across all the parishes in the “Eternal
Horizons” area which stretches from the Wall to the Border. (The reference is to the
Deanery leaflet which has just been reprinted after the distribution of the first twenty


Our next “Deanery Day” will be on Saturday 10th May :
A day (10.30 start, 3.30 finish) of meditation led by the Revd Canon Christopher Lewis using carvings
and music.   Coffee and homemade biscuits from 10.00 a.m.    Tea and cake available until 4.00 p.m.
 This will take place at Shepherds Dene,
 the Arts and Crafts diocesan retreat house near Riding Mill.

This event will be paid for from a diocesan fund.
 There is a strict maximum of twenty participants.
Please could you book as soon as possible (by contacting me)
and by Easter at the latest.


The spring Synod was attended by Guy Opperman, MP, who joined our
discussions on the major issues affecting the lives of the communities of this deanery.
The Archdeacon will be coming to our summer Synod to address the concerns
we have about our church buildings and discuss with us some innovative uses for
them. They are all featured in the “Eternal Horizons” leaflet which will soon be
going out to the visitors currently preparing to come to us as pilgrims.
If you're interested in planning for that development in our “Tourists to
Pilgrims” programme, please contact me.
Best wishes,
Susan Ramsaran

Click on an item in the sidebar on the left for more information about the Deanery

Are you exploring the area between the Roman Wall and the border with Scotland? If so, look for our leaflet (also see links to other sites):

"Finding the Way in West Northumberland's Eternal Horizons"
Updated on 19 February 2014   -   Webmaster : rev.virden@gmail.com