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Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Photos from July-August 2010 of this interesting and historic northern city.
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    St James as Pilgrim
    "First martyr of the apostles in Jerusalem, James is revered for his most excellent martyrdom" – …
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    St Nicholas' Cathedral in Newcastle
    The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas stands next to the Castle after which Newcastle is named. The …
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    St Patrick
    "O God, who chose the Bishop Saint Patrick to preach your glory to the peoples of Ireland, grant, …
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    Christ Bearer
    25th July used to be the feast day of St Christopher. Still a popular saint, but no longer on the …
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    St Edmund
    Today, 20 November, is the feast day of St Edmund, king and martyr, who died in battle on this day …
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    St Jude Thaddeus
    Window from St John the Baptist's church in Newcastle of St Jude Thaddeus the Apostle, whose feast …
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    St Cuthbert
    Today is the feast of the Translation of St Cuthbert, whose relics were eventually taken from …
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    St Boniface
    For the first forty years of his life Boniface was known as Wynfrith. He was born in Devon and …
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    Sancta Trinitas
    "Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity who created all things and governs all things, now and …
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    Crossing Over
    Crossing the Millennium Bridge from Newcastle to Gateshead. Today's sermon reflected on the term '…
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    Millennium Bridge
    The Millennium Bridge spans the Tyne and connects Newcastle to Gateshead. Today's sermon reflected …
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    Bridges
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Deliverance
    "Sing to the LORD; praise the LORD! For he has delivered the life of the needy from the hand of …
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    Remembering the Innocents
    "Innocent babies were killed in place of Christ; by a wicked king the sucklings were slaughtered. …
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    Born of the Virgin Mary
    "The holy and untouched Virgin bore God for us, and suckled him as a helpless baby. Let us all …
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    Hark!
    "Today is Christ born; today the Savior has appeared; today the Angels sing, the Archangels rejoice…
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    Dominicus
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    The Judge is judged
    "Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants …
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    St Stephen the Protomartyr
    A stained glass window in Newcastle's Anglican Cathedral by C. E. Kempe of St Stephen. He carries …
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    St Cuthbert with St Oswald's head
    20 March was the feast of St Cuthbert, 7th-century monk and bishop of Lindisfarne. In 1104, when …
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    St John the Baptist brass
    "A thrilling voice by Jordan rings, rebuking guilt and darksome things: vain dreams of sin and …
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    He must increase, and I decrease...
    "Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘I tell you solemnly, of all the children born of women, a greater …
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    St John the Baptist
    "As they came down from the mountain the disciples put this question to Jesus, ‘Why do the scribes …
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    Patron of Sailors
    Legend has it that Nicholas went to study in Alexandria, and while returning on one of his sea …
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    St Nicholas in Newcastle
    A medieval wooden statue of St Nicholas, patron of the Anglican cathedral in Newcastle. According …
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    St Nicholas of Myra
    St Nicholas was bishop of Myra, in Lycia (now part of Turkey) and died about the middle of the 4th …
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    St Barbara
    St Barbara was the daughter of a rich heathen named Dioscorus. She was carefully guarded by her …
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    St Catherine of Alexandria
    Detail of a stained glass window in St Nicholas' Catheral in Newcastle of St Catherine, who is …
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    Gunners & Coldstreamers
    "With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. …
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    Non Tibi Sed Patria
    Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    All Souls day
    Detail from the magnificent Thornton brass in Newcastle Cathedral, which dates to 1441. In this …
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    St Luke the Evangelist
    Luke's Gospel, which we are reading in this current liturgical year, has many unique features. …
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    St Edward the Confessor
    "Edward, King of England, remains a model of Christian witness and an example of that true grandeur…
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    St Aidan of Lindisfarne
    "Leave me alone with God as much as may be. As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore, …
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    Newcastle at dusk
    View from the High Level Bridge, which was built between 1874-9. From here, a further three bridges…
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    Go towards the light...
    A headlight shines down the arched pedestrian walkway of the High Level Bridge in Newcastle; it …
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    Along the High Level Bridge
    A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, the High Level Bridge in Newcastle was designed by Robert …
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    Singing the Gospel
    The priest sings the Gospel facing the liturgical north. This photo was taken during the weekly …
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    Beata Ubera...
    "'Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts you sucked!’ But [Jesus] replied, ‘Still happie…
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    Curve II - Millennium Bridge
    Detail of the famous 'winking eye' bridge that links Newcastle and Gateshead. Source: Lawrence OP …
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    St Andrew's church
    Said to be the oldest church in Newcastle, St Andrew's (by Gallowgate) stands on the site of a …
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    George IV
    The arms of King George IV in the baptistery of St Andrew's church, Newcastle. Source: Lawrence OP …
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    Font Cover
    15th-century font cover of St Andrew's parish church in Newcastle. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    St Lawrence on the Thornton Brass
    "On the gridiron I did not deny that you are God. And when subjected to fire I testified to Christ.…
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    Cross and Glory
    "Lawrence did the good work. He gave sight to the blind through the sign of the Cross" - Lauds …
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    Charity
    "I tell you, most solemnly, unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a …
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    Queen Esther
    Today, 9 August, is the feast of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Carmelite nun who died under …
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    Maddison Monument
    View of the Maddison monument in the south transept of Newcastle Cathedral, which dates to c.1635. …
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    Lion's Pride
    Detail from the pulpit of Newcastle Cathedral by Johnson & Beale, carved from Uttoxeter alabaster. …
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    St Nicholas' Nave
    The church of St Nicholas in Newcastle dates to around 1120. The current building is mainly 13th-…
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    St Oswald
    3 August is the feast of the king and martyr, St Oswald. He was a 7th-century king of Northumbria …
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    Ye Watchers and ye Holy Ones...
    "Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Bright seraphs, cherubim and thrones, Raise the glad strain, Allelui…
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    New Castle Chapel
    View from the 'nave' of the Ground Floor chapel of the Keep of the New Castle, in Newcastle-upon-…
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    High Level Bridge
    Designed by Robert Stephenson and built between 1847 and 1849, it is the first major example of a …
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    Cloudy Bay
    View from Tynemouth looking out across the North Sea. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Sunset over North Shields
    View across the Tyne from North Shields. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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    Up Stairs
    Looking up towards the entrance to the New Castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, built in 1080. Source: …
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    Down Stairs
    Graffiti or Art? Spotted on the stairs leading to The Sage, Gateshead. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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St James as Pilgrim

"First martyr of the apostles in Jerusalem, James is revered for his most excellent martyrdom" – refrain of the medieval pilgrimage hymn, 'Dum pater familias'. My sermon for the feast of St James the Great can be found here. This stained glass window is in the church of St John the Baptist in Newcastle. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr