Telling Our Stories

Come and meet some of the people who belong to our church family and hear a little of their stories.

Remembering Joan

Please click here to go to the page with the Order of Service and recording of the memorial service for Joan Eccles.

Hazel Heycock

Hazel is a VIP at Tweedmouth although she is rarely seen on Sundays as family commitments prevent her attending services. On Wednesday morning she is in charge of the teapot and she also faithfully cleans Tweedmouth church every week. We asked Hazel about her experience of church: I have attended church for many years and found the service and hymns uplifting and comforting. A real understanding and commitment came some time later. This completely changed my life, you cannot have a connection and spiritual awareness and remain the same. My life has purpose – a concern for others, supported and aided by the church family. Tweedmouth Church is a very welcoming and friendly place and we also like a laugh.

Jennie Ritchie

My dog Poppy and I live in Spittal and are on the prom every day. It’s a joy to share the fresh air with our neighbours.

On Sunday mornings I worship at Scremerston and on Wednesday mornings at Tweedmouth. My late husband and I were both drawn by the warmth and support of the fellowship in both churches. I sometimes help to lead the worship at Scremerston. On Sunday evenings I sing in the choir at Berwick Parish Church. I’ve been a chorister for 65 years in many different places and it’s very much part of who I am.

Philip Jennings

Although born in Cheshire I was brought up firstly in Marton near Middlesbrough and went to at a boarding school in Carlisle. There I enjoyed the arts in particular, relished sport and discovered a lifelong love of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.

At 18 I entered Sandhurst Academy, to commence a 37 year career in the British Army serving as an Infantry Officer all over the world. Along the way I met my wife Judith, and we raised four wonderful daughters. We’ve visited Northumberland regularly over many years. On my retirement we both felt called to Berwick in particular. We keep active with long walks inland and along the stunning coastline. I have taken on the role of Treasurer of Tweedmouth Parish Church, and Judith is involved in many Parish activities. We consider ourselves very much at home.

Hazel Heyock

Hazel is a VIP at Tweedmouth although she is rarely seen on Sundays as family commitments prevent her attending services. On Wednesday morning she is in charge of the teapot and she also faithfully cleans Tweedmouth church every week. We asked Hazel about her experience of church: I have attended church for many years and found the service and hymns uplifting and comforting. A real understanding and commitment came some time later. This completely changed my life, you cannot have a connection and spiritual awareness and remain the same. My life has purpose – a concern for others, supported and aided by the church family. Tweedmouth Church is a very welcoming and friendly place and we also like a laugh.

Jennie Ritchie

My dog Poppy and I live in Spittal and are on the prom every day. It’s a joy to share the fresh air with our neighbours.
On Sunday mornings I worship at Scremerston and on Wednesday mornings at Tweedmouth. My late husband and I were both drawn by the warmth and support of the fellowship in both churches. I sometimes help to lead the worship at Scremerston. On Sunday evenings I sing in the choir at Berwick Parish Church. I’ve been a chorister for 65 years in many different places and it’s very much part of who I am.

Philip Jennings

Although born in Cheshire I was brought up firstly in Marton near Middlesbrough and went to at a boarding school in Carlisle. There I enjoyed the arts in particular, relished sport and discovered a lifelong love of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.

At 18 I entered Sandhurst Academy, to commence a 37 year career in the British Army serving as an Infantry Officer all over the world. Along the way I met my wife Judith, and we raised four wonderful daughters. We’ve visited Northumberland regularly over many years. On my retirement we both felt called to Berwick in particular. We keep active with long walks inland and along the stunning coastline. I have taken on the role of Treasurer of Tweedmouth Parish Church, and Judith is involved in many Parish activities. We consider ourselves very much at home.