Showing posts with label Religious Buildings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Religious Buildings. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

St Cuthbert's Church Norham Northumberland


St Cuthbert's Church Norham, Northumberland.

Norham is where St Aidan crossed the Tweed on his way from Iona to establishing his monastery at Lindisfarne, the Holy Island in 635.
The first stone church was built at Norham in A.D 830 although the present church dates from 1165, the same time as Norham Castle.
The coffin of St Cuthbert was brought here from Lindisfarne in 875 when Danish invaders threatened the monastery, finally after being moved many times,  Cuthbert was buried at Durham and the cathedral was built in his honour there. 
In 1292 John Balliol paid homage to King Edward 1 of England here on behalf of the Kingdom of Scotland and in 1320 Robert the Bruce occupied the church while besieging Norham Castle. 
Historic St Cuthbert's has been an important place of worship for 800 years and many generations over that time have cared for this church.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders


Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders.

St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is the partly ruined Abbey of the Cistercian order of monks.
It was founded in 1136.
Scottish nobles and kings are buried at the Abbey & a lead container believed to contain the heart of Robert the Bruce was found here in 1921.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

All Saints Church Newcastle


All Saints Church, Newcastle.

 All Saints church dates back to the 18th century, it is a grade one listed building and is the third tallest religious building in Newcastle.
Please click here to see pictures of St Nicolas Cathedral, the other cathedral in Newcastle is St Marys' and photos of that building can be seen here.  

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Durham City


Durham City

The City of Durham is a historic city and the county town to County Durham.
Durham Cathedral and the the adjacent 11th century Durham Castle is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The city lies on the river Wear and the Cathedral was founded in 1093 in honour of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne.






Friday, January 29, 2016

St Mary's Cathedral Newcastle


St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. 

St Mary's catholic cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and is the seat of the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
The cathedral was built between 1842 and 1844.
It was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin in the Gothic Revival style and is now a grade one listed building. Pugin was also responsible for designing churches in Ireland and Australia as well as the interior of the Palace of Westminster.     
There is a monument outside the cathedral dedicated to Newcastle born Cardinal Basil Hulme, who was a former Archbishop of Westminster, the statue was opened by Queen Elizabeth 11 in 2002.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

St Nicholas Cathedral Newcastle


St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle.

The Church of England's St Nicolas Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Newcastle it represents the Diocese of Newcastle stretching from Berwick Upon Tweed to Alston in Cumbria.
Founded in 1091 in the same period as the nearby Castle Keep , it was destroyed by fire 1216 and the current building was rebuilt by 1350. Cathedral status was given in 1882.
St Nicholas is the patron saint of rivers and boats, which may reflect the importance of the river Tyne.
On 22/9/2015 The Right Reverend Christine Hardman made history when she became the first female Bishop of the Diocese of Newcastle, and only the second female Bishop in the church of England.

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