Thorlby Wesleyan Methodist chapel: A ‘Tin Tabernacle’ in North Yorkshire

North-east of Skipton in the small village of Thorlby stands a unique Wesleyan Methodist chapel built of corrugated iron - one of North Yorkshire's hidden gems. Although for how much longer this small chapel will remain standing hangs in the balance. This blog post doesn't dive into the chapel's history, largely because any substantial historical... Continue Reading →

All Saints North Street: Stained Glass Window Restoration and Preservation – Part 2

I was very pleased to see my first project update (posted 11.02.2021) was read by so many people directed through from Twitter. It isn't surprising that the on-going restoration of the church's medieval stained glass is of public interest, so as long as these updates keep being favourably received during lockdown, I'll keep them coming. I'm... Continue Reading →

Lost Churches of York: St. Mary-ad-Valvas

A lot of valuable research continues to inform our understanding of settlement and activity in the pre-Conquest city, but generally very little is known about the early churches in the central area of York. In the later 11th century York began to flourish and by c.1100 the number of new ecclesiastical foundations was well on... Continue Reading →

‘The Leaves of the Tree are for the Healing of Nations”. Frances Darlington’s interwar reredos at St. Saviour’s, Leeds.

St. Saviour’s, Richmond Hill, holds a special place in the history of the Oxford Movement in the north of England; founded by one of its Tractarian leaders, Edward Bouverie Pusey, to serve a deprived, working-class community. It was frequently the centre of major controversy over church ritual and provided the Roman Catholic church in Leeds... Continue Reading →

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