Upper Coquetdale Churches Together is a group of ten churches across four denominations that, in 2004, signed a covenant to work together.
The churches involved are the Anglican churches at Rothbury, Alwinton, Thropton, Holystone, Hepple and Alnham, the Catholic churches at Rothbury and Thropton, the United Reformed church at Rothbury and the Christian Fellowship at Armstrong Hall, Thropton.
UCCT is managed by a council of all clergy plus two representatives from each Church. UCCT’s Upper Coquetdale News Group publishes “Over the Bridges”, a free parish and community magazine distributed throughout the Coquet valley, and available online.
UCCT has a regular programme of activities and shared worship that runs throughout the year including:
- A Combined Service, rotating around the church venues, at 10.30 when there is a Fifth Sunday in the Month
- A Harvest Thanksgiving service and a Carol service in the Rothbury Auction Mart on a Saturday morning in October and December respectively.
- Lent Lunches
- A walk of witness through Rothbury on Good Friday each year.
- A Sunrise service on Easter Sunday next to Simonside
- Open the Book
There is also a “Churches Together Tent” at the village shows of Harbottle (first Saturday in September) , Thropton (third Saturday in September) and Alwinton (third Saturday in October).