Monthly Archives: December 2022

northernvicarwalks Sep to Dec 2022

To be honest, Northern Vicar doesn’t walk much between September and December 2022. A routine blood test led to a cancer diagnosis, which led to major surgery at the end of November. The Chaplains at The Christie Hospital in Manchester … Continue reading

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northernvicarwalks July and August 2022

Most of July was spent in Orkney, but we managed two train trips on return. I turned 60 at the beginning of August and we had a family meet up at Harlow Carr Gardens. At the end of the week … Continue reading

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Worksop, Nottinghamshire – Priory Church

Worksop is one of those places I have been through on the train. I have stopped and enjoyed the full English at the café on the station. Hannah did a Choral course here many years ago. We saw photos of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Cathedral (again)

I did a reasonable blog in 2014 – here – and we revisited what is still my second-favourite Cathedral on 22 July 2022. It’s always bitter-sweet going to Lincoln, as we lived there with three young children and there are … Continue reading

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Orkney – services in St Magnus Cathedral and the Italian Chapel

You can find plenty of blogs about the gorgeous St Magnus Cathedral if you look back through this Blog (four detailed blogs in 2017 – use the search bar to the right and look for “Kirkwall”)- and a 2017 blog … Continue reading

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Orkney – Rousay and Egilsay

We’ve been to Orkney several times, but haven’t really done many of the Outer Islands. On Tuesday 28 June I ambled down to the Ferry office and a couple of staff sorted me out for a trip to Rousay and … Continue reading

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Orkney – a little bit of the St Magnus Way

I have been keeping an eye on the St Magnus Way website – -a 55 mile route across Orkney from the Broch of Gurness to Kirkwall, via Birsay and Orphir. 31 miles of it is on road, so I … Continue reading

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Auchindoir, Aberdeenshire – St Mary’s

The Barhams are en route to Orkney. En route we spent some time in the stunning Bowes Museum, spent a night in East Kilbride, then (Thursday 23 June 2022) continued north and enjoyed the gardens and cafe of the wonderful … Continue reading

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northernvicarwalks – June 2022

June started with Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and a four day weekend. We decorated both churches – flowers and memories at St Edmund’s Allestree and Jubilee Birds (made by our local schools) at St Matthew’s Darley Abbey. There are a … Continue reading

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