Monthly Archives: December 2013

Personal pause – update

I’m sorry to have to report that Gareth died on Boxing Day – the Feast of Stephen. We are very grateful to the staff of the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, to those at Great Ormond Street Hospital who gave him … Continue reading

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Riding Mill – St James (again)

Last time I tried to get into St James it was locked, so I wasn’t very hopeful as I drove back from Slaley. I came down past Shepherd’s Dene, the Diocesan Retreat House. They do some lovely things here – … Continue reading

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Slaley – St Mary the Virgin

There is a whole area south of Hexham I feel I know quite well, though I have not explored. The Moorland benefice – Slaley, Blanchland with Hunstanworth, Edmundbyers with Muggleswick and Waskerley, Healey, and Whittonstall – are looking for a … Continue reading

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Longbenton – St Bartholomew

Back to sunny Newcastle – though, on 21 October 2013, it was anything but sunny. A DAC visit to St Bartholomew Long Benton – NZ277691 – good website with a photo gallery. You can read back numbers of church newsletters – The … Continue reading

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Bugthorpe, Yorkshire – St Andrew

We have a friend, Gaenor, in Bugthorpe (east of York) – a friend we haven’t seen for years. We went down for lunch, and afterwards wandered across to the church. It is in the centre of the village, SE772579 – the … Continue reading

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Barton, Cumbria – St Michael

The Cumbrian Tourist Board will hate me, but I don’t really do the Lakes. Every time we head that way it rains. Today (30 September 2013) we’d spent the morning in Carlisle, visited Wreay about lunchtime, had a leisurely tea … Continue reading

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Wreay, Cumbria – St Mary

A trip outside the Diocese of Newcastle for the next couple of churches. St Mary’s Wreay is just south of Carlisle – NY435489 – and has an excellent church website. I have now learned to embed – be impressed! I read … Continue reading

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A personal pause

It amazes me when I look at the statistics to see how widely this blog is read. I even had a visitor from Syria in the last few months – which bought the current Civil War there a little closer … Continue reading

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