Tuesday 5th February 2019

Holy Places Visited

  • The Parish Church of St. Mary and St. Cuthbert and the Ankers House, Chester-le-Street
  • The Salvation Army Church, Chester-le-Street
  • Bethel United Reformed Church (exterior), Chester-le-Street

Distance Travelled

Not applicable (rest day)


Today was a rest day spent in Chester-le-Street. The Ankers House museum, attached to St. Mary and St. Cuthbert’s Church, was visited, where anchorites and anchoresses lived a solitary, religious life in seclusion, giving spiritual advice to people who visited, from around 1380 to 1547 AD. It is reportedly one of only two remaining anchorages in the U.K.