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Old April 20th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #241
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Hexham Abbey hits public appeal target
by Paul Tully, The Journal, April 20th 2012



THE £400,000 public appeal target to develop one of the North East’s most famous religious buildings has been reached. Hexham Abbey fundraisers have realised their ambition to raise £3m overall for the redevelopment of its medieval buildings.

The 7th century abbey secured Lottery funding and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds before launching the public appeal in March last year. Now, after a year and two weeks, the final £40,000 piece of the jigsaw has come from the J Paul Getty Jnr charitable trust. It could be one of the 26-year-old Getty Trust’s last donations as it is winding down and is expected to close to new applications by the end of 2012.

The Rector of Hexham, Canon Graham Usher, welcomed the news yesterday after Northumberland’s west area planning committee unanimously approved the plans to convert former monastic workshops and magistrates courts to a state-of-the-art heritage and visitor centre with community facilities.

Canon Usher told councillors in Hexham: “There has been massive public support. We want to provide a range of functions and facilities which makes it economically viable.” The abbey is now preparing further applications to grant-making trusts in its bid to include the restoration of the former magistrates’ courts in its redevelopment project.


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Would you like a detached house in the 'dead centre' of Whitley Bay?

Dead quiet property to be sold off
Published on Friday 20 April 2012 12:59



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A UNIQUE former house has been put up for sale with anyone interested in buying it being promised quiet neighbours.

Cabinet members at North Tyneside Council have agreed to sell off six buildings which they no longer use as a way to bring in more cash.

And one of those buildings is the four-bedroom detached house at the entrance to Whitley Bay Cemetery.

The grade-II listed building, which dates back 100 years, comes complete with gardens views out over the North Sea, as well as the graveyard.

The house is now in a bad state, being used in the 1970s by the then cemetery superintendent and his family before becoming offices.

But officials at the council have admitted that the building could also be used for business, such as either a coffee shop and/or flower stall.

Speaking at the cabinet meeting on Monday, Niall Cathie, property strategy manager, said: “We will have to get special compensation to dispose of this building.

“We will test the market, but it could be used as a cafe or flower retailer.

“We’re going to take it forward as best we can and very sensitively.”
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Old May 13th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #243
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New Thread for Churches and other buildings of religious type - past and present ?

I note that there is not a thread in this area of the Forum that can be easily used to input photographs, other information etc for religious buildings of varying denomination in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

There are many buildings - large and small, old and new, still being used for their original purpose, deconsecrated and closed ( All Saints) and closed in other use, as well as new constructions taking place ( the mosque in West End)

I am sure that are lots of photographs and other stories etc - old and new

I myself have input photographs of the St Nicholas Cathedral new lighting scheme etc - it was difficult deciding where to post it

I know of posts concerning the new West End Mosque, the Jewish Cemetery behind the theatre on Westgate Road etc

A possible new thread ?

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Old May 13th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #244
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Good idea, Ken.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #245
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I note that there is not a thread in this area of the Forum that can be easily used to input photographs, other information etc for religious buildings of varying denomination in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

There are many buildings - large and small, old and new, still being used for their original purpose, deconsecrated and closed ( All Saints) and closed in other use, as well as new constructions taking place ( the mosque in West End)

I am sure that are lots of photographs and other stories etc - old and new

I myself have input photographs of the St Nicholas Cathedral new lighting scheme etc - it was difficult deciding where to post it

I know of posts concerning the new West End Mosque, the Jewish Cemetery behind the theatre on Westgate Road etc

A possible new thread ?

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Good idea Ken - by the way is the Church at All Hallows not in use by Saint Willibrord with All Saints?
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Old May 13th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #246
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I note that there is not a thread in this area of the Forum that can be easily used to input photographs, other information etc for religious buildings of varying denomination in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

There are many buildings - large and small, old and new, still being used for their original purpose, deconsecrated and closed ( All Saints) and closed in other use, as well as new constructions taking place ( the mosque in West End)

I am sure that are lots of photographs and other stories etc - old and new

I myself have input photographs of the St Nicholas Cathedral new lighting scheme etc - it was difficult deciding where to post it

I know of posts concerning the new West End Mosque, the Jewish Cemetery behind the theatre on Westgate Road etc

A possible new thread ?

KEN

Usually, items about churches and other religious buildings of a historical nature, have been posted onto the Historic Newcastle thread.

It is certainly a topic that could justify a thread of its own.

A possible thread title would be . . .

Newcastle and the North East - Religious Buildings and Other Places

Would you like it set up to just start from now onward?

Or, would you like some pre-existing discussions copied into it?

Below is a list of some of the pre-existing discussions on the forum, obtained from various sections of the INDEX THREAD.

Could you let me know which links from the below could usefully be copied into a new thread?


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(St = Saint, so all entries starting with "St for Saint" are listed here in the "Sa" section.)


St Alban's Church - Earsdon
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...4&postcount=51

St Andrews Cemetery, Jesmond
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=994
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=996

St Andrews Church, Newgate Street
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=882
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=884
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=885
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...6&postcount=68
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...0&postcount=52
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...8&postcount=53

St Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Worswick Street
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1772
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1774

St Bede's Church, Jarrow - 150th Anniversary
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=169

St George's Church, Osborne Road, Jesmond
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=110
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...3&postcount=37

St James and Basil's Church (Fenham)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1184


ST JAMES' CHURCH, BENWELL . . .

St James' Parish Church, Benwell - 180th Anniverary in 2011
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1422
Grave of Bishop Arthur Thomas Lloyd, the 3rd Bishop of Newcastle, at St James' Church, Benwell
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2265
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2743
Photos of St James' Church, Benwell
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=323
Heritage Open Day 2011 - Visit to St James' Church, Benwell
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...0&postcount=21
Grave of John Buddle (Mining Pioneer) at St James' Church, Benwell
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2548


St James' Church, Northumberland Road - See further down his list, under 'St James United Reform Church'

St James' United Reform Church, Northumberland Road
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...3&postcount=35

St John the Baptist Church in Grainger Street/Westgate Road (incs. photos taken in St Nicholas' Cathedral)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1882

St John's Cemetery, Elswick - and the 1925 Montagu View Pit Disaster, Scotswood
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2620

St Mary Magdalene Hospital
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1310
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1305

St Mary the Virgin Almshouse (and St Mary the Virgin Church) Rye Hil - Now sheltered accommodation
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=963
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=965
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=967
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2236


ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL . . .

St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral - Piazza Plans from the 1970s (Newcastle as it might have been)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=317
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=336
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=317
Cardinal Basil Hume - Sculpture / Statue, and Memorial Garden
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=89
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=335
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2798
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2800


St Mary's Story - A BOOK by Anthea Lang (the story of St Mary's Church, Gateshead)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=197


ST NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL . . .

Details of 'Listed Building' Status, etc
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1000
Cathedral Gardens (Newcastle as it might have been)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=187
Vampire Rabbit (Nr. the Cathedral) posts about it . . .
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=51
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...5&postcount=66
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...5&postcount=39
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2387
St Nicholas Cathedral Landscaping Project 2010/2011 ("Cathedral Square")
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...5&postcount=68
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...7&postcount=69
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...3&postcount=73
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=143 (Many posts about this on the 'Small City Centre Developments' Thread)
St Nicholas Cathedral - on a 1590 Map
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1381
St Nicholas Cathedral, in 'Rhyme' and 'Poetry'
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1319
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1322
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1324
St Nicholas Cathedral and the external statues of the biblical figures of Adam, Eve, Aaron and David
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1523
The Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas - A BOOK by Thomas Wake (one of the Curators of the Society of Antiquarians)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=211
The Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas - A BOOK by David Lovie & Neil Jinkerson
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=211 (The 2nd of the two books on this post)
The Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas - A BOOK by J W Stafford
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=212
A Short Guide to the Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas - A BOOK by Hugh Robert Clelland (Senior Warden)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=212 (The 2nd of the two books on this post)
Historic Local First Day Covers: Part 21 - Centenary of the 'Diocese of Newcastle' (1882-1982) issued 6th December 1982
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2064
Bishop Arthur Thomas Lloyd (3rd Bishop of Newcastle) his memorial in St Nicholas Cathedral
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2265
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1866
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1868
Queen Victoria Monument, St Nicholas' Cathedral
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=98
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=106
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=108
The LION sculpture on the Pulpit Stairs, in St Nicholas Cathedral
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1708
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1717


St Nicholas Cemetery, Wingrove Avenue/Nuns Moor Road, Fenham
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1068
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1070
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1668

St Paul's Church, Elswick
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2232

St Paul's Church, Whitley Bay
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=243

St Stephens Church - Clumber St/Brunel St, Scotswood, Newcastle
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=425
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=433
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=438
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=439

St Thomas' Church (Haymarket)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=398
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=399
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=403


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Ce


CEMETERIES & BURIAL GROUNDS, IN THE NEWCASTLE AREA . . .

St Andrews Cemetery, Jesmond
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=994
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=996
Jewish Cemetery in Newcastle (Thornton Street/Peel Lane, the 'Hidden Cemetery')
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=913
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=916
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=919
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=925
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=927
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2006
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2007
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2012
St Paul's Church & Chapel - Graveyard in Elswick (Nr junction of Elswick Road & Westgate Road)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=481
Jesmond Old Cemetery Crypts
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...3&postcount=74
A Fine and Private Place: Jesmond Old Cemetery - A BOOK by Alan Morgan
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=235
Newcastle General Cemetery - John Dobson designed Entrance (third main photo on this post)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=441
Beyond The Grave: Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds - A BOOK by Alan Morgan
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=258
Gateshead East Cemetery
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1728
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1731
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1732
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1733
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1734
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1736
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...0&postcount=45 (Heritage Open Day 2011, Visit)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=425
Burial Grounds near the 'Old Newcastle Gaol'
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=171
Richard Grainger's Grave, in St James' Churchyard
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2263
Ballast Hills - A burial area at the Southern end of the Lower Ouseburn Valley
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1324
St John's Cemetery, Elswick - and the 1925 Montagu View Pit Disaster, Scotswood
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2620
Belgian Cemetery, Birtley, Gateshead
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...9&postcount=88
John Dobson - His Grave in Jesmond Old Cemetery
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1969
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1971
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1975


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Ja - Jg


Je


JEWISH ISSUES (RELIGIOUS PLACES ETC) IN NEWCASTLE . . .

Jewish Cemetery in Newcastle (Thornton St/Peel Lane, the 'Hidden Cemetery')
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=913
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=916
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=919
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=925
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=927
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2006
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2007
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2012
Thornton Street Synagogue
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=117
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1122
Black Bull / Bodega (Public House backing onto hidden cemetery) Westgate Road
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2021
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2027
The Gateshead Jewish Settlements
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=116
Ravenswoth Synagogue, Summerhill, Newcastle
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=952
Eskdale Terrace Synagogue, Jesmond, Newcastle
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1132
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1133
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1134
Jewish Newcastle and 'St Johns Cemetery' in Elswick
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=1121
North East Jewish Community Fades (BBC News Article, 17th May 2011)
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...postcount=2054
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Usually, items about churches and other religious buildings of a historical nature, have been posted onto the Historic Newcastle thread.

It is certainly a topic that could justify a thread of its own.

A possible thread title would be . . .

Newcastle and the North East - Religious Buildings and Other Places

Would you like it set up to just start from now onward?

Or, would you like some pre-existing discussions copied into it?

Below is a list of some of the pre-existing discussions on the forum, obtained from various sections of the INDEX THREAD.

Could you let me know which links from the below could usefully be copied into a new thread?

NH you know how much hard work it would be to copy over the previous threads

Would it not be possible on new thread to include a "First Post" making reference to all the previous posts on other threads so that others can view as required

I leave it up to you

Either way thanks for agreeing (with others) that this would make a good new thread

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NH you know how much hard work it would be to copy over the previous threads

Would it not be possible on new thread to include a "First Post" making reference to all the previous posts on other threads so that others can view as required

I leave it up to you

Either way thanks for agreeing (with others) that this would make a good new thread

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Just my two pennath but would reiterate what Ken has said - don't knock yourself out on this one NH but 'ideally' if the previous posts could be copied over it would make it a much better resource with all information in one place
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #249
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Just my two pennath but would reiterate what Ken has said - don't knock yourself out on this one NH but 'ideally' if the previous posts could be copied over it would make it a much better resource with all information in one place

I decided to go for the "ideal solution".

I have always been a sucker for completeness.

I hope people find this new, and already quite long and comprehensive thread, of benefit.

All discussions on this subject are now in this one location.

If anyone is aware of any other relevant discussions that we have had on the forum, that I have NOT included in here - please provide me with the links and I will copy them in.

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Nice one NH. Many thanks.
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Holy Trinity Church, Old Fold Road, St James' Village, Gateshead

Superb Job NH

However noted that you have missed a post, with pictures, for one of the newest chuches in Gateshead - post #393 dated 16/11/11 from Gateshead Developments thread

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Superb Job NH

However noted that you have missed a post, with pictures, for one of the newest chuches in Gateshead - post #393 dated 16/11/11 from Gateshead Developments thread

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DONE

The above is now (also) Post 186 of this thread . .

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=186

Please all, let me know of any other posts that may have been missed, that should be included.

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St Mary's Church , Gateshead - now Gateshead Council Heritage Visitor Centre

One of the oldest buildings in Gateshead area with an imposing position at the south end of the Tyne Bridge


Here are a few photographs of mine taken over recent years showing external views of the building ( hosted on Photobucket)

















This link from Gateshead Council website http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%...tage/home.aspx giving information about the building (including quirky facts) and photographs of its recent refurbishment, virtual tours etc

Sitting high above the River Tyne close to The Sage Gateshead, the centre opened on the 16th December 2008 following a £1.2m transformation, funded by Gateshead Council, the European Regional Development fund and the heritage lottery fund.

The interior of the Grade 1-listed church has been completely stripped out to return it as far as possible to its former state, and is open to the public with a programme of exhibitions and activities including a family history section focusing on the church and the nearby area.

Opening Hours are 1000 - 1600 Tuesdays - Sundays (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays) and admission is free


One thing that I know is required by the centre - a coloured picture of the Great East stained glass window that used to be at the church and commemorated those who died in Gateshead’s Great Fire of 1853 – but ironically it was itself destroyed in a tragic fire in 1979 ( is this last fact correct ?).


Read this http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Council%...%20Photos.aspx

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All Saints Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

Or to give its full title - The Catholic Church of Saint Willibrord with All Saints as this apparently recent notice board, photographed by myself 12/05/12 PM



Does it suggest that the building is open for that service


These are some more photographs of the exterior of the building, taken from varying view posts over recent years (all hosted on Photobucket)





















One thing that always spoils it for me is that is now impossible to take a picture of the front of the building from The Tyne Bridge without the view being partly obscured by vegetation or even in winter, tree stems etc - anyone have old pictures without the trees



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Blackfriars, Newcastle upon Tyne

A 13th friary, now utilsed for commercial purposes, including restaurant etc, located close to city centre

This being screen print of Google Maps



Note the adjacent street names - Friar St, Blackfriars Court, Low Friar St, Monk St showing the heritage of the area



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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #256
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Or to give its full title - The Catholic Church of Saint Willibrord with All Saints as this apparently recent notice board, photographed by myself 12/05/12 PM

Does it suggest that the building is open for that service

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Just to add that The Catholic Church of Saint Willibrord with All Saints has for a number of years, at least 5 to my knowledge used All Saints for their services. Certainly the sign isn't a recent addition.

This is a small note that I have:
The present Church dates from 1786 and was designed by David Stephenson. This pre-dates an earlier Church (All Hallows) which had been allowed to become derelict.

Claims have been made that the site of the Church housed a Roman Temple.

The Church is presently used by the Anglican Old Church and is known as Saint Willibrord with All Saints.
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One of the oldest buildings in Gateshead area with an imposing position at the south end of the Tyne Bridge

The interior of the Grade 1-listed church has been completely stripped out to return it as far as possible to its former state, and is open to the public with a programme of exhibitions and activities including a family history section focusing on the church and the nearby area.

One thing that I know is required by the centre - a coloured picture of the Great East stained glass window that used to be at the church and commemorated those who died in Gateshead’s Great Fire of 1853 – but ironically it was itself destroyed in a tragic fire in 1979 ( is this last fact correct ?).

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A wonderful building and Phillips Auctioneers cannot be praised highly enough for their saving and restoration of the Church in 1990.

The east window has a bit of a tale connected to it. Destroyed in the 1854 Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle it was replaced by the famous North East artist, William Wailes. However that window was removed and replaced in 1969 with one made from reamy glass. There is a bit of a cloud over why the decision was taken to remove the window and what actually happened to it!
The east window was damaged in both the 1979 and 1983 fires.

Anthea Lang has an excellent booklet - "The St Mary's Story" which was covered @ http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=197
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One little piece of trivia - the Blackfriars were the Dominican Order and came to Newcastle in 1239 - named Blackfriars as they wore black robes but also known as the Shod Friars as they wore shoes unlike the Grey Friars who had a Friary alongside Pilgrim Street. The trivia is that whilst the Blackfriars were driven out of Newcastle during the Dissolution of the Monasteries (16th century) they were to return and practice at St Dominics Church on Newbridge Street.
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One little piece of trivia - the Blackfriars were the Dominican Order and came to Newcastle in 1239 - named Blackfriars as they wore black robes but also known as the Shod Friars as they wore shoes unlike the Grey Friars who had a Friary alongside Pilgrim Street. The trivia is that whilst the Blackfriars were driven out of Newcastle during the Dissolution of the Monasteries (16th century) they were to return and practice at St Dominics Church on Newbridge Street.
Actually the Dominicans wear a white habit but cover it with a black cloak (cappa) when outside their houses - hence the 'Blackfriars' sobriquet.

The present Dominicans in Newcastle were at one point offered the old Blackfriars building.
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Actually the Dominicans wear a white habit but cover it with a black cloak (cappa) when outside their houses - hence the 'Blackfriars' sobriquet.

The present Dominicans in Newcastle were at one point offered the old Blackfriars building.

Robe = outer garment (black mantle and cowl)


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