St Wilfred, Kirkharle

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St Wilfrid's is a simple but beautiful fourteenth century building in Decorated style, altered in 1771-8 (when the west gable, porch and bell cope were added by Sir William Loraine) and in 1884. There are three medieval sedilia in the south wall of the chancel and a piscina with a projecting basin. The fifteenth- or sixteenth- century font, which bears the arms on each of its eight sides of old Northumbrian families, was rescued from the medieval church of All Saints, Newcastle.
The great gardener Lancelot (Capability) Brown was born here and baptised in St Wilfrid's on 30th August 1716. There is a monument to him in the nave. (With thanks to Geoffrey Purves - Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland)
The Loraine Room in the nearby Kirkharle Courtyard is an excellent venue for a day retreat or Parish day.
No services are held in the winter months. They will start again in April.

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The Manor House
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE19 2DQ
(01830) 530226

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This event occurs from May to October., with occasional alterations.
Spring to Autumn only
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM


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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16327
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Mr John Anderson
Archdeaconry: LINDISFARNE (252)
Deanery: MORPETH (25203)
CofE Church Info: (625226 25/226)
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The current editor is: Rosemary Barkes

This page was last updated on Wednesday 19th October 2016
St Wilfred , Off the A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road, 7 miles nort of Belsay (in a field!) , Kirkharle, Newcastle upon Tyne, ME19

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