Monthly Archives: September 2015

Gunnerton, Northumberland – St Christopher

On Tuesday 1 September I went over to Gunnerton, where they have a railway club that meets in St Christopher’s Church. I had been invited to give my talk on John Wilson Carmichael, and it seems to have been well-received. Typing … Continue reading

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Whitley Bay Crematorium

I have been sorting out old photos, and found several I took of the Crematorium Chapel at Whitley Bay (NZ345744). You will see that the chapel is worth a blog. I don’t do many funerals over here – most of … Continue reading

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Bamburgh, Northumberland – St Aidan (again)

I have been to Bamburgh on several occasions, but this was a rather special trip. The Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at the Castle for several decades. The castle is very impressive – this is a lovely painting by … Continue reading

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North Sunderland, Northumberland – St Paul

I continued to Seahouses and found the church in North Sunderland – NU212314. A very nice little guidebook by David Donaldson gives a good history of church and parish – the parish which includes Seahouses (I assume they are actually … Continue reading

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Beadnell, Northumberland – St Ebba

Tuesday 1 September was a glorious day and I had a meeting at Bamburgh. We had a lovely journey cross-country from Hexham via Rothbury, and I deposited my wife in Barter Books before I went on to the Coast. I was … Continue reading

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Slaley, Northumberland – St Mary the Virgin (again)

I last came to Slaley in December 2013 when Gareth (our eldest son) was in the Freeman Hospital and the world was falling apart. The World War 1 windows, and the red berries of the holly, were poignant. It was … Continue reading

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Blanchland, Northumberland – St Mary the Virgin (again)

I visited this lovely church less than a year ago, and we have been back to an excellent Book Event organised by our favourite bookshop, Cogito in Hexham – website – they have some more of their fireside lectures planned … Continue reading

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Hunstanworth, Durham – St James (again)

Our bus waited for the sheep as we drove south of Hexham. It is not very long since I blogged about Hunstanworth. There is not much to add. 1862-3, the work of Samuel Sanders Teulon. It was a gift to … Continue reading

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Fenham, Newcastle – St James and St Basil (again)

Thursday 27 August was another glorious day, and another day out. For those of you who don’t know, the Church of England is its own planning authority, and planning decisions are made by the DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee) – well, … Continue reading

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Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland – St Bartholomew

A few months ago Alison White, now Bishop Alison of Hull, suggested I went to see Peter Sinclair, Vicar of Newbiggin by the Sea as a Spiritual Director. We have become good friends, and – as the day we met … Continue reading

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