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Exploring Churchyards

Kirknewton St Gregory

The churchyards associated with many of the churches featured in this website are wonderful places. Some have beautiful gardens, others are left as meadows to attract wildlife. Some are oases in the heart of cities, while others offer glorious rural views. Each churchyard has something special about it.

For example, there are beautiful church gardens to enjoy at St Gregory’s at Kirknewton, St Lawrence’s in Warkworth, St Michael and All Angels at Witton Gilbert has a nature trail, and St Thomas’s in Stanhope has a unique Fossil Tree.

The large churchyard at St Alban’s in Earsdon has poignant memories of the Hartley Pit Disaster of 1862, set in lovely scenery. Meanwhile St James’ churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle is urban oasis with historic graves and a family trail to follow.

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