Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hadrian’s Wall Exploration 1 – Edward I and Burgh by Sands

“Are you setting yourself a target?” asked one of my congregation today. “How long will this walk along the Wall take?” Well, I could start at one and end and march towards the other – or I can be easily … Continue reading

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Burgh by Sands, Cumbria – St Michael

St Michael’s church, Burgh by Sands – website – NY329591. Here we are on top of the Roman fort of Aballava, probably the apple orchard. They will even sell you a postcard of the fort. In the C3 the garrison … Continue reading

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Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria – St Michael

Julie and I went for a drive on Easter Tuesday 29 March 2016. It was a good sunny day in Hexham, but clouded over as we entered Cumbria. By the time we had driven round the Carlisle bypass there were some … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall Walk 1 – Bowness to Burgh

This is what I wrote for April’s Grapevine, our church magazine:  These boots are made for walking  When I came to Ponteland I started walking Hadrian’s Wall. I got as far as Housesteads … Now I am fitter I am … Continue reading

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Rothbury, Northumberland – All Saints

All Saints church in Rothbury is at NU057016, not far from the river. There is a benefice website. The church was open, so I bought a guidebook and a rather nice book The Valley remembers which is all about the … Continue reading

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Alnham, Northumberland – St Michael & All Angels

Sunday 13 March 2016. My daffodils are looking lovely. The sun was shining and we had a free afternoon. Northernvicar still has a lot of churches to do in Northumberland, so I made a quick list and we set off to do … Continue reading

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – Holy Trinity church

Stratford-upon-Avon – Holy Trinity church – SP202544. Excellent website. I have been moaning about the lack of guidebooks. This church has a shop, guides galore, and the above book – £25. I didn’t pay £25 for it – it was … Continue reading

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – the Guild Chapel

Sunday 20 February 2016. We could (should) have been good and gone to the Festival Eucharist in Bloxham church, or we could get up late, have a Holiday Inn breakfast, and drive into Stratford. We parked on the High Street, went … Continue reading

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Kineton, Warwickshire – St Peter

We stopped at St Peter’s church, in the middle of the village of Kineton – SP335511 – en route to the Bloxham Festival. It is in the Diocese of Coventry, in the county of Warwickshire. It looks a very lively … Continue reading

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