Category Archives: Outside Northumberland

Monkwearmouth, Tyne & Wear – St Peter

St Peter’s, Monkwearmouth is a few minutes walk from the metro station, at grid reference NZ402578. Just above the River Wear it is now surrounded by University buildings and a large grassed area where the monastery was – it would … Continue reading

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Bradford, West Yorkshire – Cathedral

Bradford is the one Cathedral I have never been to – to be precise, the one English Anglican cathedral I have never been to. We had a free Thursday (19 November), so drove south. We went via the A1, M1, M62, … Continue reading

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Stow, Lincolnshire – St Mary the Virgin

We are driving through Lincolnshire, and I saw the sign to Stow. I decided to divert via the stunning Saxon church – the church of St Mary. Last time I came here was on preaching experience while at Theological College … Continue reading

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Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire – East End

I hope you enjoyed the West End of this lovely Cathedral in the last blog. Now let’s enjoy the East End of the Cathedral. On the south side of the Quire is the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The screen … Continue reading

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Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire – West End

Ripon Cathedral. SE314712 – website. I have 138 photos – do you remember those days when we went on holiday with one 24 exposure film? Here are a selection of them – it is a lovely Cathedral, and we had … Continue reading

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Aldborough, North Yorkshire – St Andrew

Aldborough is a Roman town, although it is many years since I have visited the English Heritage site – website – I’ll have to wait until next Spring. The church of St Andrew is in the middle of the town … Continue reading

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Skelton-cum-Newby, North Yorkshire – Christ the Consoler

The Church of Christ the Consoler, Skelton-cum-Newby, North Yorkshire is at SE360679, between the village and Newby Hall. The Hall looks well worth a visit – website – so I’ll put that on the list for next year. It is … Continue reading

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Dersingham, Norfolk – St Nicholas

At Shernborne I said “now two Norfolk churches”. I gave you Shernborne followed by Mickley in Northumberland … . Sorry, Cambridge Geography degree should know the difference between Nor-folk and Nor-thumberland. We now have a quick trip back to Norfolk … Continue reading

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Shernborne, Norfolk – St Peter

Friday 9 October 2015, and a couple of Norfolk churches. We are on the Sandringham estate, in west Norfolk, near the Wash. Shernborne has a lovely village sign. St Peter’s church Shernborne is in the middle of the hamlet, at TF714624. … Continue reading

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Penn, Buckinghamshire – Holy Trinity

We navigated our way to Holy Trinity church in Penn. Their grid reference is  SU916933, and they have a website. John Betjeman apparently observed that “within and without, the church has the charm of an old water-colour”. The Nave is … Continue reading

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