A new cross for St Cuthbert’s
Ten pews that were removed from the rear of the church unexpectedly found new life. They are now to be part of Amble Coastal Rowing Club’s new skiff. Rob Angus, spokesman for the Club, said he was delighted that the pews, which had formed part of the lives of Amble folk since the church was built in 1870, would have a new lease of life, as thwarts (seats) and oars.
However, not all the wood has been used in the building of the new skiff.
St Cuthbert’s is now open every day for anyone who wishes to visit the church. This has meant that the brass cross, that stands on the alter during services, is locked away leaving the alter bare.
It was a wonderful surprise when Rob and Brian turned up, just before Christmas, with a wooden cross that they had made from the old pews. Now a cross can stand on the alter all the time.
Thanks must go to all at Amble Coastal Rowing Club for this kind gift.