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Themes Religion


The history of the North East is shaped as much by the discovery and development of Christianity as by its castles or industrial might.

Its Christian Heritage begins with the influence of the remote Saxon monasteries of Holy Island, Jarrow, Monkwearmouth and Hartlepool which shaped the spread of Christianity, and let us not forget Durham Cathedral (now a World Heritage Site).

More recently the Region had a strong role to play in the advancement of Non conformism - particularly Methodism - away from urban centres, such as the lead mining communities of the North Pennines. While the early 20th century saw the beginning of the Christian Pentecostal movement in Monkwearmouth.

The places included here range from the magnificent architectural statements of faith to humble buildings.


Map of the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Co Ltd (NESCo) and The County of Durham Electrical Power Distribution Co Ltd electric power distribution network, about 1907

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