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.
New Rector of Hexham announced
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman has appointed the Reverend Canon David Glover as the new Rector of Hexham. Read more here.
Bishop Ronnie Bowlby, 1926 - 2019
You can download the sermons preached by Bishop Peter Selby at both Ronnie Bowlby’s Funeral and his Requiem Service at Southwark by clicking here.
Bishop Stephen Cottrell to be the next Archbishop of York
The Queen has approved the nomination of the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell as the next Archbishop of York, Downing Street has announced. Bishop Stephen, currently Bishop of Chelmsford, will succeed Dr John Sentamu who retires in June 2020. Watch video of Stephen talking about his appointment. For more, visit the Church of England website.
Bishops call for greater support for women leaving prison
Listen to Premier Christian Radio's coverage of the 15th October event in Parliament hosted by Bishop Christine and the Bishop of Gloucester Rachel Treweek. They were highlighting the importance of improving the level of support, in particular housing, given to women women when they are released from prison: https://bit.ly/2OPSbxR
Amended legislation allows migrant children separated from their parents to access legal aid at 18. But in a House of Lords debate on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, Bishop Christine says those leaving care remain vulnerable.
Whole Life Vision - An inspiring video produced by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, recommended by the Setting God's People Free national co-ordinator.
The Revd Benjamin Carter, vicar of Haydon Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw, talks about pitching God's Tent, best described as an eye-catching mobile prayer space and a new way of doing church, at three of our rural schools. It is the first time the tent has been taken into schools and over three days, it pitched up at Church of England schools in Henshaw, Newbrough and Greenhead.