Monthly Archives: May 2011

Milbourne – Holy Saviour

I haven’t blogged about my two churches – which is daft really. Holy Saviour Milbourne (NZ117751) is lovely. It’s out in the middle of the fields, 4 miles north of Ponteland. Built in 1867 by Miss Jane Anne Bates of … Continue reading

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Vera

Just watched ITV’s new drama series “Vera” – the third episode. The funeral at the end of the programme was at Corsenside St Cuthbert – see my February post. There was a Memorial Service earlier in the programme – was … Continue reading

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Ovingham – St Mary – again (inside)

Inside the door their excellent guidebook is on sale for £2 – 36 glossy pages telling the story of the church and village. It was produced 10 years ago, but is still a good read. The church is very high … Continue reading

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Ovingham – St Mary – again (outside to start with)

I came here on 28 December last year and found the church locked. Now I came with Ponteland’s Coffee Club – every year they go out for lunch (today at The Swan, Heddon-on-the-Wall – www.greatbritishcarvery.co.uk/our-pubs/swan-at-heddon – and I was allowed to … Continue reading

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Alnwick – St Michael

I sing with the Baliffgate Singers in Alnwick, and we were singing at Jemma and Murdoch’s wedding – very odd to be singing and not taking it! In the few minutes between the rehearsal and the arrival of the guests … Continue reading

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Longframlington – St Mary

I had spent a lovely morning at the National Trust property at Cragside – the tulips were stunning: Then I called in at St Mary the Virgin, Longframlington on the way home (NU131010). It dates to about 1190 and is … Continue reading

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Newton-by-the-Sea – St Mary

Having been to Embleton I drove on to Newton – so why has it taken me so long to blog about it? My apologies to all my readers. St Mary the Virgin (NU239248) is a tin chapel on the road … Continue reading

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