Hexham Abbey...

Originally a Benedictine Abbey, then an Augustinian Priory and now the Parish Church of Hexham, this has been a place of Christian worship since AD674.

As a living parish church, it is the focal point for Hexhams spiritual and cultural life with worship offered here every day just as it was in St Wilfrid's day.

Families come to the Abbey at the most important times of their lives to give thanks, to pray, to celebrate baptism and marriage, and to mourn.

Special services mark major occasions for the town and wider community.

Many diverse groups meet at the Abbey, from bell ringers to youth groups, all contributing to the fabric of parish life.

photos by Andrew McCann