Category Archives: Durham

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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Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham – St Mary the Virgin

When you drive south from Ponteland you either go A1 or M6, or – if you have plenty of time – you go down the Pennine chain. Beautiful B roads to Middleton-in-Teesdale. It is a lovely village and we found … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral – the Shrine of St Cuthbert

I have a three month Sabbatical – which begs the question “what to do on Sunday?” On Low Sunday Julie and I were in Fort William, and we had a Sunday off. We drove to Ardnamurchan – 60 miles of … Continue reading

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Spirit in Stone

St Mary’s Ponteland is included in this new guide: “Spirit in Stone”. It is produced by Inspired North East – www.inspirednortheast.org.uk – with the support of the Church of England and English Heritage. 123 churches in Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland … Continue reading

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Roker – St Andrew

OK, we’re crossing the Tyne and leaving the Diocese. Ponteland Local History Society organised a visit to the Arts and Crafts Cathedral of the North East – NZ404595. Sunderland was growing in the early 20th century and Roker was a … Continue reading

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