St Paull's Church & Monastery (Newcastle) Reviews
Description:The home of the Venerable Bede, partly surviving as the chancel of the parish church, the monastery has become one of ... more
Newest Review: ... Wearmouth and Jarrow and The Ecclesiastical History of the English People give a unique insight into life in the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in the late 7th and early 8th centuries. He came to Jarrow around the time that St Paul's was being dedicated. In his History of the English Church and People Bede writes: "I was born on the lands of this monastery, and on reaching the ... more
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by - written on 01/09/03, updated on 01/09/03 (Very useful, 383 readings)
St. Paul's Church and Monastery in Jarrow is a working living church with daily worship, however its history dates back to the 7th century. It was home to St. Bede who was medieval Europe's greatest scholar and his extraordinary life (673 to 735) created a rich legacy of learning that is still celebrated today. In 681 AD the Anglo-Saxon monastery of St Paul's, Jarrow was founded and in 685 AD the church was dedicated. The land on which the monastery and church were built was originally owned by King Ecgfrith of Northumbria and given to a Northumbrian nobleman, Benedict Biscop. Less than a decade earlier, in 674 AD, Benidict Biscop founded St ... Read the complete review
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