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We are a friendly evangelical parish with a mission to share God,s love, grow together and enjoy community. If you are into history then St Michael's will be right up your street. The recently restored building stands in its commanding position on the north side of the Tyne Valley overlooking the village of Newburn. It was 2006 when we have a fire causing damage costing £2.6million to sort out. The building consists of a four bay nave with transepts and aisles, a west tower, a south porch, an unaisled chancel with a vestry and organ chamber to the north.
Before this present building, there was a wooden church on the site, which was burnt down in 1067 AD. (So we are not very good with fires!)
There was a plague of Cholera in the village in 1832 in which a 66 of the 550 population died, including the vicar, The Reverend James Edmonson, and the village doctor.
Around the time of the 1067ad fire a man, Copsi, an appointee of the Norman Ruler William I, was found murdered near the church door. He was hated by the local lords, whom he had displaced.
So, as you can see the area of Newburn is steeped in history with the Romans, Picts, Scots, Saxons, Vikings and Normans all leaving their mark on the parish. From the start of the second millennium with the murder of Copsi in 1067 there have been battles between the Scottish and the English which have frequently bathed the parish in blood.
We try and be a bit kinder to each other these days and if you come along to our morning service at 10.30am or over evening service at 6.00pm we hope you will feel welcome.
We have coffee after the morning service.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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