St. Georges Close
Tyne and Wear
Grade I listed church, built in 1888 to serve the needs of the rapidly growing population of Jesmond, was financed entirely by Charles Mitchell, a wealthy ship-builder and designed by T.R.Spence, using some of the finest materials: onyx, marble, jasper and the very best oak available.
The Early English style of the exterior with its immense tower, contrasts with the lavish interior. At first it seems more like a cathedral than a parish church, with its huge East Window depicting the Nativity and the newly-restored West Window and screen, the Last Judgement. Much of its beauty lies in the detail and the repetition of images throughout the church. The mosaics of early Christian symbols: lilies, a lion, a hart, peacock, three fishes, palm branches are repeated throughout the church, and their Art Nouveau style can also be seen in the fine wood paintings and some of the stained glass. But there is also less formal detail in the Clog Windows of the south aisle and the cross in the St.Oswald’s Chapel, rescued from a battlefield in France during the First World War, to remind us that this is a living church for all.
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Tyne and Wear