Monthly Archives: October 2011

Kirkhaugh – Holy Paraclete

Gareth the engine driver was fed (if you haven’t read the last blog, we’re on the South Tynedale Railway). Duncan, the engine driver’s supervisor, is my church secretary at Milbourne. Kieran in the signal box is a church musician. Richard … Continue reading

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Alston – St Augustine

Gareth goes off to drive at the South Tynedale Railway –¬† – and I managed to keep Thursday 27 October free to go and join him. I started with a trip up the extension to Lintley on the engineering train, … Continue reading

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Fenham – St James and St Basil

A Monday morning date to welcome a new Area Dean – Nick Darby, who looks like a vicar ought to look. He is Vicar of St James and St Basil in Fenham (NZ226655), so it was an opportunity to take … Continue reading

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Greystead – St Luke

Two posts in two days … . A beautiful sunny day today, so we drove along the Wall, had morning coffee (and lemon meringue pie) at St Oswald’s tea room at Heavenfield, then north to Wark (missed Wark church), Bellingham … Continue reading

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Byrness – St Francis of Assisi

The weeks have passed, and nothing has been blogged – sorry. On Monday 10 October we had two friends staying. Over lunch at the Blacksmiths Tearoom in Belsay Julie and Anne said there was a nice patchwork shop in Jedbergh, … Continue reading

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