Tuesday, 15 September 2009

St Gregory the Great Church, Kirknewton, Northumberland

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A place of Christian worship since the eleventh century the church in its present form was restored by by John Dobson of Newcastle in 1860. The churchyard contains the grave of social reformer Josephine Butler (1828 – 1906) and this new stained glass window commemorates the centenary of her death with the epitaph, “she loved, she prayed, she endured”.
The churchyard also contains war graves of 12 servicemen, mainly Canadian aircrew, who died flying out of the nearby Milfield airbase during the Second World War.

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