Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Happy St Joseph`s Day!

Some pictures of St Joseph`s, Gateshead from the centenary booklet of 1959.

The pulpit: on the Epistle side. A gift of Alderman Costello. Destroyed in the re-ordering although some of the statues remain.

The Baptistry: now the entrance.


  1. The doors to sacristy & confessional prove that the pulpit is on the Epistle side. Previously we had thought that the photograph had been printed in reverse

  2. In its heyday how many clergy were attached to the parish?

  3. Quite a sizeable clergy house too it appears.

  4. Terry Middleton22 March 2014 at 20:31

    Canon Landreth, PP in the 60s - 70s had at one time 3 curates and 2 housekeepers.

  5. The ground floor is now a Day Centre for St Cuthbert`s Care.

  6. Terry Middleton26 March 2014 at 23:11

    Using my reading specs, and a magnifying glass, I detect the name over the oonfessional - Rev Fr L.Landreth.

    A much loved, and greatly respected parish priest of St Joseph's Highfield, after his Gateshead exertions were over.


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