Welcome to the Diocese of Newcastle

We are the Diocese of Newcastle, proud to be the Church of England's northernmost diocese and framed between the rivers Tyne and Tweed. We have 237 churches serving 169 parishes in 12 deaneries.

From our Street Pastors to our support of Foodbanks, we are at the heart of many projects helping to transform and enhance people's lives in all our urban and rural communities.

We are proud to be one of the largest providers of schools in our region, ensuring our children have the best possible education to give them the brightest start in life.

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Latest News

Bishops will help to put Christmas in a Bag for school children

1st December 2023

Churches in a North Tyneside community are doing their bit to enhance the Christmas experience for local children. St John’s Church in Percy Main and St Peter’s, Balkwell, are putting together educational packs, which will be handed out to school pupils in the parish....

Diocesan Advent Calendar 2023

29th November 2023

This Advent / Christmas season, we have decided to create our own Advent Calendar with daily reflections from a range of different people across the Diocese. ...

New Director of Mission and Ministry for Newcastle Diocese

19th November 2023

The Bishop of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr Richard Whaite is to be our next Director of Mission and Ministry....


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