Monthly Archives: October 2015

Borrowdale, Cumbria – St Andrew

We went for a drive up the Borrowdale Valley. We should have stopped by the Lake, explored all the churches, I should have gone for a walk, a quick burst of Sound of Music and a mountain to climb. We … Continue reading

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Keswick, Cumbria – St John

Usually when we go to the Lakes it rains – but the last week of September, first of October was a glorious week of weather, so on Thursday 1 October we got up bright and early and drove through the fog to … Continue reading

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Bywell, Northumberland – St Peter (again)

When I read my older blogs I am surprised how short they are. It is a long time since I went to Bywell. We went back on Saturday 19 September for a Confirmation Service – we only had a couple … Continue reading

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Mitford, Northumberland – St Mary Magdalene

Sunday 13 September, the final HOD church. After a 2 pm baptism Julie and I drove to Mitford NZ169856 to have a look at St Mary Magdalene – it is a lively village church that has a large following and … Continue reading

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Earsdon, North Tyneside – St Alban

After the 10 am service at Ponteland on Sunday 13 September 2015 I popped over to Earsdon to have a look at St Alban’s church (open specially for HODs) – NZ321726. They have a website – it has an aerial view film … Continue reading

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Morpeth, Northumberland – St James

On Saturday 12 September 2015, Heritage Open Day weekend, Julie and I went to Morpeth and visited St James. It stands on the north side of the town, grid reference NZ197863, slightly back from the road, and I had not realised … Continue reading

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Gateshead, Tyne & Wear – St Edmund

I had hoped that Thursday 10 September could be kept clear for a HODs day, but funerals got in the way. I returned from the Crem via Gateshead and called in at St Edmund’s Chapel (NZ256632). It is right in … Continue reading

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Morpeth, Northumberland – St Mary the Virgin

Tuesday 8 September 2015. The coming weekend is Heritage Open Days, but the church of St Mary the Virgin in Morpeth is open every afternoon this week. I had spent a day at Diocesan House (that’s a day of my life … Continue reading

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