Sunday 3rd February 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Gateshead (exterior)
  • St. George’s Church, Gateshead
  • Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Low Fell, Gateshead
  • Romanian Orthodox Church, Low Fell, Gateshead
  • Chowdene Community Church, Low Fell, Gateshead (exterior)
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Birtley

Distance Travelled

Approximately 9½ km (6 miles)


Walked to Chester-le-Street via Low Fell, the Angel of the North and Birtley. Joined most of the Sunday Service at the vibrant St. George’s Church in Gateshead. Had a brief chat with Suzanne and a long, inspirational chat with Derek, a retired priest. He kindly prayed for the success of the pilgrimage. Also had a lovely chat with Father George at the Romanian Orthodox Church of Gateshead, who generously gave me some traditional food and a small prayer book to take with me. A beautiful day of walking through the snow and meeting kind people.