growing church bringing hope: this expresses a deep longing to see our worshipping communities growing in numbers, in prayer and discipleship, in serving our communities, above all in making a difference - sharing the hope we have, which is the power of God to transform us and our world.

This vision is for everybody, and it is my hope and prayer that in the weeks, months, and years ahead it will help us to determine our priorities and focus our precious resources even more effectively.


Listen to Bishop Christine's Address to Synod on March 11th 2017

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Aims, Goals and Actions

A prayer from the young people of St Mark’s, Shiremoor

Loving God,
We thank you for our beautiful Diocese of Newcastle,
and the many wild and wonderful friends
You have made here through the years.
Help us to grow in Your likeness;
to welcome everyone You call;
to bring Your hope to our communities;
and to share Your love with all.
We ask all this through the power of Your Spirit,
and in the Name of Your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,