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St Mary's Church - oldest building on Holy Island - only building that retains work from Saxon period - likely that St Aidan worshipped on this site in 635 AD. Northumberland

St Mary's Church - oldest building on Holy Island - only building that retains work from Saxon period - likely that St Aidan worshipped on this site in 635 AD. Northumberland

St Peter's Church, Wearmouth.         St Peter's Church together with its twin church, St Paul's in Jarrow, was once the heart of one of the first Christian monasteries in Britain. In the C7th it was a major centre of European learning, with international influence. The church was founded by nobleman, Benedict Biscop in 674AD; its twin in Jarrow seven years later. Bede called it 'one monastery in two places'.

St Peter's Church, Wearmouth. St Peter's Church together with its twin church, St Paul's in Jarrow, was once the heart of one of the first Christian monasteries in Britain. In the C7th it was a major centre of European learning, with international influence. The church was founded by nobleman, Benedict Biscop in 674AD; its twin in Jarrow seven years later. Bede called it 'one monastery in two places'.

St Peter's Church, Wearmouth, Sunderland, England was the first church in England to have glass windows, built in 674

St Peter's Church, Wearmouth, Sunderland, England was the first church in England to have glass windows, built in 674

st peter's church sunderland | Inside St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth

st peter's church sunderland | Inside St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth

St. Andrew's, Greensted Church, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England, has the oldest wooded walls in England, is the oldest wooden building in Europe and the oldest wooden church in the world. The oak trees used to build it gave shade to the Romans. King Edmond's body rested here on its way to Bury St Edmunds from London.

St. Andrew's, Greensted Church, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England, has the oldest wooded walls in England, is the oldest wooden building in Europe and the oldest wooden church in the world. The oak trees used to build it gave shade to the Romans. King Edmond's body rested here on its way to Bury St Edmunds from London.

St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow-    The home of the Venerable Bede, chronicler of the beginnings of English Christianity, Jarrow has become one of the best-understood Anglo-Saxon monastic sites. via English Heritage

St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow- The home of the Venerable Bede, chronicler of the beginnings of English Christianity, Jarrow has become one of the best-understood Anglo-Saxon monastic sites. via English Heritage

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