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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2022

Now the chapel of St. John’s College, the church of St. Mary The Less was founded in the 12th century as a garrison chapel for soldiers stationed on the nearby city walls.
Its name is believed to have been chosen to distinguish it from Durham Cathedral, which is dedicated to Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2021

Wherever you are is the entry point.

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 21st 2021

*On Angel Wings is due to descend on 14th October [2020] *
On Angel Wings is an installation that came into being following discussion on how we could offer the community a space to commemorate those who had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we slowly reopen following a turbulent 2020 and start to 2021, we realised people had been [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 5th 2021

The first St. Mary’s Church was built by St. Wilfred over twelve hundred years ago. In the 13th Century a new church took its place. This new St. Mary’s fell into disuse when the Abbey became the accepted church of Hexham.
The people of Hexham had long been used to walking through the church on their [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2021

Nature talks in symbols, he who lacks imagination cannot understand her.
Abraham Miller

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2021

It is known that a church has existed here since AD 737. King Ceowulf of Northumbria gave the village – then “Wercewode” – and the Church of St Lawrence to the monks of Holy Island. Northumbria bore much of the brunt of the early Viking raids. Holy Island itself was reputedly the first victim [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 25th 2021

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