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The church of St. John the Baptist, built by subscription in 1876, at a cost of £2,595, on a site given by the Duke of Northumberland, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, north and south porches, and an embattled western tower with spire: there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1877. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £200, with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Northumberland K.G. and held since 1887 by the Rev. David Moore M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford. [Kelly's Directory of Durham and Northumberland (1890), page 703.]
A wooden notice board in the porch is dedicated to:
AND IN MEMORY OF WINIFRED WALTON
A number of brass and other plates are in the church:
CHARLES WILLIAM BRIMS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WHO DIED ON ALNMOUTH LINKS
16TH JUNE 1927
THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING IN THIS CHURCH
WAS INSTALLED BY HIS WIDOW
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE DEVOTED NURSE AND TRUE FRIEND
IN THE FAMILY OF REV. J.G. BREWSTER
DIED JAN: 30TH 1905. AGED 65 YEARS.
DOROTHY VIOLET GRAHAM MAY
Born 17th December 1898 - Died 13th October 1928
MAJOR WILLIAM S.R. MAY C.I.E.
East Yorkshire Regiment
and daughter of
Major L.H. Orde
East Yorkshire Regiment.
WIFE OF CANON MOORE, WHO WAS
VICAR OF THIS PARISH FOR 32 YEARS.
SHE ENTERED INTO REST 13TH JUNE 1914.
This tablet is erected by Parishioners and Friends.
AND IN MEMORY OF
HON: CANON NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL
AND VICAR OF THIS PARISH FOR 31 YEARS
WHO DIED JUNE 20TH 1919.
ERECTED BY HIS PARISHIONERS & FRIENDS.
Died 20th August 1975.
A brass plate behind the choir stalls:
organist & choirmaster of this church for 50 years
who died 2 July 1983
"Well done thou good and faithful servant"
Brass eagle lectern has this dedication:
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF LADY C. GRANVILLE, WHO DIED MAY 2ND 1889, AGED 73.
THIS LECTERN WAS PLACED IN THIS CHURCH BY HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS, EASTER DAY, MARCH 29TH 1891.
The litany desk carries this dedication:
in Affectionate Memory of
31 years Vicar of the Parish
This Litany Desk is erected by some Old Boys of his school
at Alnmouth who were with him from 1879 to 1908.
Storage cupboards carry this dedication:
DOROTHY, IN LOVING
MEMORY OF MY DEAR
DIED 4TH JULY 1977
ROBERT, IN LOVING
MEMORY OF MY DEAR
AUDREY K. FORD
DIED OCTOBER 31ST 1977
Four stained glass windows have these dedications:
In memory of Tom Hindmarsh Vicar of Alnmouth 1945 to 1972
Jubilato Deo + Olaf Kean 1907-1971
In memory of Mary Hudson + 1954
In memory of Richard Charles Roland + 1962
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