Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby

Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby

A large Victorian church in the estate at Newby Hall, North Yorkshire, it is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby

The entrance plaque says the church was built by the mother of Frederick Vyner, killed by brigands in Greece.  His mother used the ransom money that she had collected to build the church in his memory.

Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby

Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby

Every window within the church, including the clerestory, is filled with stained glass to this colour intensity.  On the day I was there it was overcast, as you can see from the pictures of the church above, consequently, it was  quite dark inside the church.  On a sunny day, I suspect that the whole character of the church will change, as it will be filled with coloured light. . . . .  Of course, I will return on a sunny day – when we get one!

More on this church on a Page when I get to process the images.

References

Churches Conservation Trust

—-Stephen—–

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~ by Stephen G. Hipperson on 5, April 2014.

4 Responses to “Christ the Consoler, Skelton cum Newby”

  1. The more I see of your posts, the more I am determined that my next visit to England will be centred on North Yorkshire!

    • 🙂 – rest assured that most areas have a good showing of local parish churches. In some areas the churches have local characteristics – in Norfolk, for instance, many of the churches use flint as a building material.

  2. So sad the reason for the building of the church, but what a wonderful memorial to her son. Looking forward to the rest of your photos as always 🙂

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