THE BISHOP’S CHAIR
Designed by Wood and Oakley of Newcastle in 1930, this beautifully carved chair displays the coat of arms of the Diocese of Durham. It was a gift of Mr. Thomas Reed of Gateshead.
Message from the Bishop of Jarrow.
Welome to the St. Paul’s website.
Jarrow is a deeply significant place for the history of Christianity in our islands, and it was an enormous excitement and privilege for me to become the Bishop of Jarrow in 2007.
Often I find myself celebrating the Midnight Mass at Christmas at St. Paul’s, and it is a wonderful feeling to know that I am worshipping in a place where Christians have worshipped over so very many centuries, and that I am touching the stones which perhaps Bede and his fellow monks touched, and which have been made holy by the worship of so very many Christians over the centuries.
Time and time again as I travel around and people discover that I am the Bishop of Jarrow, they talk to me of their visits to the church and what a very special place they have found it to be. The large number of local volunteers who keep the church open bear testimony to the very special place that St. Paul’s Church has in the life of the local community.
If you are ever lucky enough to be able to visit this church you will I know be blessed indeed.
Bishop Mark & The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.