Diocese of Newcastle

The Right Reverend Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Right Reverend Dr Peter Foster who retired last September. Bishop Mark has been Bishop of Berwick since 2016 and is expected to take up his post in the autumn, practicalities permitting. In this video, Bishop Mark talks to Bishop Christine about his new appointment.

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Contact telephone numbers for Church House staff

Please note that Church House is currently closed and staff are working from home. We've put together a list of telephone numbers if you need to contact a member of staff.

Download Church House staff telephone list here.


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 178 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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Join an online video service in Newcastle Diocese

Despite church buildings being closed, many of our churches are using video streaming to provide online services of worship you can join. You can watch live as the service takes place or watch recorded services at a time that suits you.

For a list of churches taking part and details of their services click here.

Bishop Christine's Easter Day Eucharist

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