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ST ANDREW'S CHURCH

& THE HOPPER MAUSOLEUM

NEXT EVENTS
02 APR 2021

Good Friday Procession

Please join us for our three mile Good Friday Procession from St John's Church, Snods Edge to St Andrew's.

Procession starts at 10.30 am.

04 APR 2021

Easter Sunday Dawn Service

Please join us for our Easter Sunday dawn service.  Breakfast available at St John's Church Hall, Snods Edge afterwards.

Meet at 6.00 am.

"And must that plaintive bell in vain

Plead loud along the dripping lane?

And must the building fall?

Not while we love the church and live

And of our charity will give

Our much, our more, our all."

 

~ Sir John Betjeman ~

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ST ANDREW'S CHURCH

The cruciform church of St Andrews was rebuilt in 1769 to replace an earlier medieval church on the same site.   It stands isolated on top of Greymare Hill at a height of 293 m above sea level.  In the churchyard are three headstones reputed to be the early work of the Northumberland sculptor John Graham Lough.

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THE HOPPER MAUSOLEUM

Erected by Humphrey Hopper of Black Hedley in the year 1752 for his beloved wife Jane Hodgson.  In contrast to the simplicity of the church, this Grade I listed mausoleum is a grand, elaborate structure unlike any other in the country.  It is decorated with obelisks, scrollwork, shields and statues.

CCT

The Churches Conservation Trust is a national charity protecting churches at risk.   They repair, maintain and conserve over 350 churches  and work closely with local communities to bring 'new use' projects into historic buildings.  The redundant church of St Andrew's was vested with the Trust in 1972 and remains so today.

ABOUT US

We are a small group of volunteers who work closely with The Churches Conservation Trust to maintain and support St Andrew's Church and the Hopper Mausoleum.  We organise a variety of services and events throughout the year.

ADDRESS

St Andrew's Church

Kiln Pit Hill

Consett

County Durham

DH8 9SJ

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