The History of the Women’s Institute The WI movement began at Stoney Creek, Ontario in Canada in 1897 when Adelaide Hoodless addressed a meeting for the wives of members of the Farmers’ Institute. Madge Watt, a founder member of the first WI in British Columbia, organised the first WI meeting in Great Britain, which took... read more

Hexhamshire Women’s Institute

The monthly pop up café is proving to be a great success. Customers are popping in for coffee (filtered coffee available ) and scones for elevenses and the majority are arriving for a hearty soup later. We have usually three varieties of soup with a choice of buns, including gluten free, cakes, scones -fruit  and... read more

Hexhamshire WI Pop up cafe and Shire Walks

  The Great Hexhamshire Garden Trail is back on Sunday 16 June.  Save the day, and watch this space for further details   Check this page for details of upcoming events  

What’s on

The parish covers a large and mostly sparsely populated area which falls within the green belt and the North Pennines AONB. Find out more about the area.

About Hexhamshire

Whitley Chapel C of E First School is a small rural school situated 5 miles from Hexham in beautiful countryside.Our aim is to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice, in a happy, secure and well-disciplined environment. In Whitley Chapel Church of England First School we work... read more

Whitley Chapel C of E First School

HEXHAMSHIRE PARISH COUNCIL The closing date has been extended to 21 April for applications for the position of Parish Clerk for the Parish Council. The position is part time – approx 16 hours per month (4 hours per week). Salary scale SCP 13-17 (currently £205.28 per month) depending on experience and qualifications. The ideal Clerk will... read more

Hexhamshire Parish Council

There are many distinct groups and clubs in Hexhamshire, offering a wide range of activities and events. The purpose of this page is to provide you with a contact name and number if you are interested in joining any of these groups.

Clubs and Organisations

This section is where local businesses can advertise. If you would like to feature, please contact us via the enquiry form or call Marge Rastall on 01434 673547 Advertising is subject to the following terms and conditions:

Local Businesses

John and Barbara Austin took some wonderful photos of our Jubilee celebrations, which you can see below.  Simply click on a photo to enlarge it and then scroll through.   If you would like to order any copies, please contact them on,  and give the reference of the photo(s) you would like.    

Hexhamshire Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The Hall has been the centre of Hexhamshire life for generations, hosting community groups, dances, classes, weddings, parties – the list is endless. It was built by public subscription in 1932 as a memorial to Shire men who lost their lives in World War One.  The builder was Thomas Charlton of Juniper, and the total cost... read more

Whitley Chapel Parish Hall

16th June 2024. 3rd Sunday after Trinity. Prayer for today: Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the... read more

St Helen’s Church