The Venerable Bede October 2014

1st October 2014

We've been appointed architect to one of the most important churches in the Durham Diocese: Jarrow, St Paul’s. http://www.jarrowparish

The church was founded as a monastery by Benedict Biscop in 682 and forms one half of the combined monastery of Wearmouth – Jarrow.

It was home to Bede, author of ‘Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation’. The Saxon monastery survives in the present chancel and the nave and north aisle are the work of Sir George Gilbert Scott.

The site is part of the English Heritage managed Jarrow Monastery,

And Bede World Heritage and Learning Centre

David says,  ‘The chance to work on a building of Saxon origins is a fantastic opportunity to increase my knowledge and understanding of such an important period. To also follow in the footsteps of George Gilbert Scott is a further opportunity for learning.

The church, in its context with the monastery remains, Bede World, and St Peter, at Monkwearmouth, makes it such an important place and I am thrilled to part of the team to repair and develop of the church building’. 

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