South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Churches and chapels #2.

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St. Nicholas, West Boldon near South Shields

St. Nicholas, West Boldon

The chancel and choir of the thirteenth century church of St. Nicholas, West Boldon near South Shields.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/6 second, f4.5, iso 800


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Written by curly

September 14, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Noticed your church on the portal near my similar thumbnail and thought you must have also been visiting an Heritage Open Day venue. I’ve got a few neat pieces of stained glass to highlight in future posts.


    September 14, 2008 at 1:34 am

  2. This is interesting. This is the first time I’ve seen a church where the pews faced each other rather than the altar.


    September 14, 2008 at 4:46 am

  3. Essential design of this beautiful church strenghtened by the red of the carpet. A beautiful picture.


    September 14, 2008 at 11:13 am

  4. Wonderful picture.

    Mary Jo

    September 14, 2008 at 11:22 am

  5. St. Nicolas’ is Grade I listed and rightly so, a wonderful Church. The interior is similar to St. Paul’s at Jarrow

    S Wilson

    September 14, 2008 at 11:59 am

  6. very cute church. It looks tiny to me, is that so?


    September 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm

  7. Yes Kitty this is a very small church, however this shot shows only the chancel and not the nave.


    September 14, 2008 at 7:02 pm

  8. Yes and for the benefit of Hilda, the pews we see are for the choir and not the congregation. These pews are designed to face one another partly for ease of “part-singing” and the singing of versicles and responses. Choir members on one side would sing the verse and members on the other side would sing the response. Particularly useful in singing the Psalms.


    September 14, 2008 at 11:40 pm

  9. Trigger, thank you very much for the information. I’ve learned something new today. 😉


    September 18, 2008 at 4:50 am

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