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Newcastle Cathedral is Grade I listed and dates from the early 14th century. For over 900 years it has been at the centre of the city’s spiritual and civic life as evidenced by its memorials and ledger stones (grave covers) which, together, reveal much of the heritage of Newcastle and the wider region.
The Cathedral boasts one [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2021

For breakfast I chose the continental option which was delicious. Afterwards, we returned to the Cathedral to appreciate some of the things that I had learned about in the guidebook I purchased the previous day. Some of the Cathedral’s features were now temporarily covered over for a student graduation event. It was lucky that we [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2021

When I got up in the morning and looked out of the window I noticed that the weather had changed to rain.  After breakfast, equipped with raincoat and umbrella, I left the hotel and set off towards Grey Street to see the monument.  Luckily on this occasion the scaffolding had gone so I  could enjoy [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Sep 17th 2013

This is the last glimpse of  The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas and also the last glimpse from my Mini Break in Newcastle, apart from a few photos that I took on my journey home.

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 24th 2013

Info from the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas guide book:

In World War II, after the fall of Denmark and Norway in 1940, Newcastle became the home of the Danish merchant fleet. About 4,000 Danish seamen sailed from here and 1,406 gave their lives. the memorial in natural slate and stainless steel, designed in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2013

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 22nd 2013

Above the Thornton brass is a sculpture designed by Stephen Cox.  It represents a broken Communion wafer and the meniscus of a cup of Communion wine.

high up on the back of the reredos, is a curious sculpture of two discs.  The top one, in Egyptian alabaster, represents a broken Communion wafer while the second, in [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 20th 2013

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