Stars for Eternity

February - November 2024

We are raising thousands of origami stars to the Abbey ceiling, all of them made by local people and dedicated to special people who have brightened others’ lives or in memory of loved ones.

Suspended 45ft high in the Chancel of the Abbey, the stars stretch from the old choir stalls to the high altar and are lit from each side. The stars are high enough that dedications can't be read from the floor, keeping memories and thoughts private but still present, much like a prayer. 

Stars for Eternity is open to visit any time during Abbey opening hours Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Occasionally the Abbey will close to visitors during services, baptisms, weddings and funerals and access to the stars will be limited, you can find out details of service on our 'Services' page.

 

The rigging of Stars for Eternity has been kindly part-funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority, for which we are very grateful.