Category Archives: Cathedral

Durham Cathedral – photography evening 5 (everything else)

It had been a marvellous evening, but I was beginning to flag. I also had no tripod and it was getting a bit dark. I enjoyed some of the misericords in the Quire, and the pulpit fall designed by Leonard … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – photography evening 4 (East end)

Continuing a wonderful evening at Durham Cathedral, it was getting a bit dark to photograph Cuthbert’s Shrine. The Chapel of the Nine Altars, the area at the very east end of the Cathedral, was built between 1242 and 1280 to … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – photography evening 3 (the South side)

Cathedrals have a wonderful relationship with time. I have served under two Deans – the first was late for everything. He would arrive in the vestry at 5.28 for a 5.30 Evensong (if you were lucky – on one occasion … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – photography evening 2 (Chapter House)

Having climbed the tower I needed tea – and they were serving it outside the Chapter House. You may recognise it … Professor McGonagall’s classroom in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002. It was too dark to get … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – photography evening 1 (up the tower)

When I came and worshipped here at the start of my sabbatical – and I realise I still haven’t read the Dean’s book – I took two photos inside. I now realise I was breaking the rules. This Cathedral does … Continue reading

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Newcastle – St Nicholas Cathedral

Having spent so many years in a Cathedral I expected to come and enjoy Newcastle Cathedral when I moved north. I went a couple of times, and that was about it. No one’s fault, just life. In recent months they … Continue reading

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The Cathedral Church of St James and St Edmund, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

How can I write a shortish blog post about the Cathedral where I was ordained; where my four children were baptised (to be precise Theo was baptised at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and later welcomed into the congregation); where three were confirmed; … Continue reading

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Lincoln – The Forest Stations

Southwell Minster had a set of “Stations of the Cross”; so does Lincoln (they are on the north wall of the Nave – you can see them in the photo above). “Please touch” says the sign – so, once again, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Cathedral

Julie and I lived in Lincoln for the three years I was training at Lincoln Theological College – as you stand on Castle Square facing the Cathedral (photo above), our house was 2 minutes walk to the left, the College … Continue reading

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Wakefield Cathedral, Yorkshire

Wakefield and Bradford are the two Cathedrals I have never visited. I have a North East Rover ticket this week, so got up early on Sunday 22 June 2014 and was on the 0755 from Newcastle. It was a slow … Continue reading

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