2019 Berwick venues and events – 3

Berwick Parish Church
of Holy Trinity and
St Mary

Venue 5

This church is a building of exceptional historic importance, a very rare example of an Anglican church built in the Commonwealth
period. When George Fenwick was Governor of Berwick in the 17th century, funds were raised to build the church, using stone and timber from the disused Castle. It was completed in 1652. It was designed and built as a Puritan place of worship

consisting of a regular nave with two side aisles and no chancel. It has no tower or steeple, reputedly at the express orders of Oliver Cromwell. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be short talks at the following times: 12:00: Stained Glass windows in the church; 14:00: An introduction to the history of Holy Trinity and St Mary's; 15:00: An introduction to the church-yard and church memorials.

Friday 10:00-17:00,
Saturday 10:00-17:00,
& Sunday 12:00-17:00

(no booking required) Beside the Parade Car Park.

Berwick Castle Tour (Walk)

Venue 30

Berwick Castle was one of the most important fortresses during the Anglo- Scottish Wars. Probably built by the Scottish King David about 1124, it held his royal mint and was the scene of a decision made by Edward I that would make legends. Discover a forgotten Jacobean palace and find out if the railway really demolished the castle. Jim Herbert takes you on a tour pointing out the many tantalising clues that can be found and pieces its story together.

Friday 10:00 and 14:00 (about one hour) (booking required)
Meet on Railway Street at the top of Berwick Railway Station approach road. (long flight of steps/fairly steep slopes.)

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography. A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.

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