St Bartholomew, Kirkwhelpington

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A thirteenth-century (or earlier) building, St Bartholomew's,with its low, broad Perpendicular tower and long nave and chancel, was altered in the fifteenth century and then in 1896. Excavations have revealed that the building originally had aisles and transepts.
There are tow fourteenth-century bells, a seventeenth-century font (which rests on the reversed capital of a fourteenth or fifteenth-century pier) and a mahogany pulpit from 1797. The glass includes work by Heaton, Butler and Bayne (1909 and 1914).
The distinguished engineer and inventor Sir Charles Parsons is buried here with his wife Katherine (there is a mimorial to them in the church) and the celebrated antiquary John Hodgson wrote his 'History of Northumberland' during his incumbency between 1823-34. Taken from 'Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland' by Geoffrey Purves
A lovely and interesting old church.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 8:30 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Morning Worship
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion
In the summer this takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month at Kirkharle, St Wilfred, and on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Kirkwhelpington
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM
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Stained Glass

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Priest in charge: The Revd Jonathan Patrick MASON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 16329
Built: 13th Century
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Mr John Anderson
Archdeaconry: LINDISFARNE (252)
Deanery: MORPETH (25203)
CofE Church Info: (625228 25/228)
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The current editor is: Rosemary Barkes

This page was last updated on Friday 9th December 2016
St Bartholomew , Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, NE19 - A696 Newcastle-Jedburgh road, 9 miles North of Belsay. Centre of Village

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