Category Archives: Cathedral

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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Salisbury Cathedral

I have mixed memories about Salisbury Cathedral – www.salisburycathedral.org.uk. I last visited ten years ago when Hannah was doing an Eton Choral Course and came and sang Evensong here. It was while Gareth was waiting for his transplant, so a … Continue reading

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Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

Truro was not particularly lively first thing on a Bank Holiday Monday (26 May), but we found a little cafe in Duke Street. We went into Waterstone’s and I found a book about Agatha Christie’s houses which I sat and … Continue reading

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Blackburn Cathedral

One of the suggestions I had for this Sabbatical was to visit all 42 English Cathedrals by local bus. I had plans to start at Newcastle and end at Carlisle, working down the east side, then along the south coast … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Oxford

I have managed to get out of order. We did Claydon, then Oxford, then Little Moreton Hall, then Nantwich. Sorry – as a holder of half a geography degree from the premier University (Cambridge, in case you don’t know), I … Continue reading

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Southwell – Stations of the Cross

Also in Southwell Minster we enjoyed (if that is the right word) Jonathan Clark’s “Stations of the Cross”. Back, I assume in 2000, several Suffolk churches had a Stations exhibition – we had a minibus and a group from the … Continue reading

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