Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jesmond – Holy Trinity

A DAC meeting, preceded by an excellent lunch, in this church on Churchill Gardens on 12 September 2013. Their grid reference is NZ261660 and website http://www.htjesmond.org.uk. Obviously a welcoming and busy church, but interesting that the website says nothing at all … Continue reading

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Wall – St George

I love google. I typed “Wall St George” in and got “St George cross England flag with flag pole and wall bracket” from Amazon, and “Video wall, St George’s University of London”. Wall was part of the parish of St … Continue reading

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St John Lee – St John of Beverley

The DAC tour bus powered down the A69, then turned up a very minor road. St John’ church is in the middle of nowhere – NY933656 – though the noise from the A69 disturbs the spot. There is a huge … Continue reading

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Newcastle – St Matthew

St Matthew, known as ‘The Big Lamp’, is huge. I have driven down the West Road on so many occasions, and never been in. I have seen the church from many different places in Newcastle – it’s the tower just … Continue reading

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Wallsend – St Luke

I caught the metro to Wallsend – where the station notices are in Latin as well as English. St Luke’s is on Station Road, visible from the platform – NZ300663. I was there for a DAC meeting on 25 July. If … Continue reading

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Lindisfarne – again

We have spent a lot of time this summer celebrating the Lindisfarne Gospels. They’ve been back in Durham this summer, so we had a trip there. We had a Summer Festival in Ponteland with flowers and art on the Lindisfarne … Continue reading

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Thockrington – St Aidan

Not having planned our afternoon out we drove north, onto the B6342, and I saw the sign to Thockrington. Being a devoted reader of the Diocesan website I knew the Archbishop of York had just visited – http://www.newcastle.anglican.org/news-and-events/news-article.aspx?id=567, so we went … Continue reading

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Chollerton – St Giles

Julie and I had a day out on Monday 3 June – it is now Sunday 15 September. Sorry. I’ve got lots of churches to blog about. I’ve been back to Chollerton again with a DAC trip – the DAC … Continue reading

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