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Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert

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Address: Church Chare, Chester-le-Street DH3 3QB, England
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+44 191 388 3295
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Had a tour around this church, which from what I can gather was the cathedral before Durham cathedral was built, it is over 1100 years old it holds a facsimile copy of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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newcastle upon tyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tour around this church, which from what I can gather was the cathedral before Durham cathedral was built, it is over 1100 years old it holds a facsimile copy of the lindisfarne gospels, a ankers museum, go and visit there is so much history here, to much history to mention. Parking is directly opposite, everybody needs to pay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Amazed when we walked through the doors. Staff extremely encouraging and their joy at working there is obvious. The "Open Treasures" exhibit is informative and has you keen to go from one exhibit to the next. As we were leaving the choir commenced practise - if only we could have stayed longer.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The church meets in two schools - one on the north and one on the south side of the town - as well as in the main Parish church. Each congregation has it's own style which means the church appeals to a wide range of people. A "messy church" is also held once a month in the Parish Centre on... More 

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Walking past door open ,let's look in . Best decision we ever made ,what a beautiful church ,and how lucky we were to meet up with two church volenteers Alex and Janise who are both walking history books on St Guthbert and the church .they also it seems have a copy of the lindisfarn gospels you can see on request... More 

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Well worth a visit. We really enjoyed visiting this beautiful church and the Anchorage. I particularly liked the pictures of St Cuthbert near the altar. Fascinating history and a very well-informed guide.

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Thank Pamsweet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a church with lots of fabulous historical features and stories. The place where the bible was translated into English, one of the resting places of St Cuthbert's body en route from Lindisfarne to Durham Cathedral. Just two of the reasons why this church deserves a visit. The Church is open for visitors Monday to Friday... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The church tells the story of the church's role as a bishopric following the period when St cut hearts body rested here. From 883 ad this site becomes alive with the faith in God. The beautiful stained glass, especially with it little joke in the depiction of Saint John are very rich in colour and texture. The joys are many... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Abousolutly beautiful church in the centre of town - gorgeous Windows and interior. Gardens are also beautiful especially in the spring/summer

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a very old and important church. There has been a church on this site since the Lindisfarne monks arrived with the body of St Cuthbert over 1100 years ago. This is the site of the first Durham Cathedral and the place where the Lindisfarne Gospels were translated from the original Latin into anglo saxon making this the first... More 

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Co Durham uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Was a beautiful ceremony the church was decorated with lovely flowers such a historic building it housed the body of st cuthbert before it was moved onto Durham cathedral it has a tall Steeple with a clock which actually works also has tombs of warriors around the church

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