Tweedmouth Parish Church of
St Bartholomew and St Boisil

Tweedmouth has grown enormously from the original small village sited on the opposite bank of the Tweed from Berwick-upon-Tweed. The church was at the heart of the old village and has a salmon windvane on the tower in honour of the salmon fishermen who worked the length of the river in past centuries. There has definitely been a church on this site since 1143 and probably even earlier during Saxon times. Today’s church members continue that long tradition of being involved in the life and work of the town together with coming together to worship and pray.
We are located on Church Road in Tweedmouth on the south of the river – beware there is also a Church St in Berwick itself. Parking is in local streets.

Access & Facilities

There is step free access to the church from the wide gates on Church Road and parking is in local streets, where there are no restrictions.
The church is mainly on one level with just two shallow steps to the area at the front of the church (chancel). If you wish to receive communion in a service, please mention any mobility difficulties to the person who greets you, and they will ensure that you are served where you sit.

There is a modern audiovisual system with a hearing loop. Words to join in, including for the songs, are shown on 3 large screens in different parts of the building. We use Screen Leap if you wish to use a personal device with assistive technology for a visual impairment.

There is a toilet at the very back of the church under the tower.

At the end of 2023 we were delighted to be able to install a kitchen in the transept (the bit of the chrch that sticks out at the side) where coffee is served after most services. After the service on the 4th Sunday of the month, we bring food and share lunch together. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are able to contribute or not.

Church Hall

Our church hall is used exclusively by Rascals Nursery, a separate business with an Outstanding Ofsted rating. Therefore we regret that the hall is not available for hire.

Who was St Bartholomew?

Coming soon…

Who was St Boisil?

Coming soon…

The picture is from a 12th century manuscript held in the British Library. It shows Boisil welcoming Cuthbert when he arrives at the  monastery at Old Melrose.

The History

Coming soon…