A History of Christ Church and the Parish of Shieldfield

The church is said to stand on the site of a Civil War fort. A plaque on the green opposite commemorates King Charles's visits to "The Shield Field" when a prisoner at Newcastle - he was permitted recreation time here. It is difficult now to imagine the Victorian Shieldfield that Christ Church was built to serve, let alone the Shieldfield where King Charles played golf! Nothing is left of the old flats and tenements - only the church. 

In 2022 the Ouseburn Trust published "A History of Christ Church and Shieldfield Parish" written by Basil McLeod. 

Christ Church was consecrated in 1861 and Basil has researched biographies of all of the Christ Church Incumbents and the history of the Parish. You can view the document on the Ouseburn Trust website at: