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St Peter the Fisherman, Craster

The Church was built on land given by the Craster family in memory of Thomas Wood Craster who died in 1867. It is part of Holy Trinity Parish, Embleton. The Vicar is the Reverend Philip Harratt.

Features of the Church include the East window, a copy of Joshua Reynolds’, Faith, Hope and Charity design for the chapel of New College, Oxford, which was donated in memory of John Craster, Thomas Wood Craster’s son. The reading desk was designed and made by Robert (Mousey) Thompson with a mouse carved into its base. A window on the South elevation is the last work of Professor Leonard Evetts before he died in 1997, incorporating amongst such Christian symbols as Christ handing the keys of the Kingdom to St.Peter, the torch of St. Aidan and the Cross of the North, pictures of terns in flight, a cuddy duck, squills, herring and fishing cobles. In addition to memorials on either side of the chancel to those who served in the two World Wars, there is another to a scoutmaster Percy Adams who died trying to save two boys who fell into the River Tweed.

Visitors are welcome to our services – we pride ourselves on strong singing accompanied by our excellent organist, Scott Grey. For those who cannot make the service but would welcome a quiet moment in their holiday, a key to the church can be borrowed from the Mick Oxley Studio.

St Peter the Fisherman, Craster

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