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.
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
Open Clasp is a women's theatre company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. They make award-winning theatre informed by the experiences of women disenfranchised in theatre and society, those from minority communities and women affected by the criminal justice system. Starting on the UN Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women and continuing for 16 days of activism, watch Rattle Snake online for free from 25 November – 10 December 2019 and share with colleagues, friends and family to help raise awareness of coercive control. Below is a trailer of one of their performances. A warning that some viewers might find the video upsetting. If you have been affected by the issues in this video you can contact the Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000247 for help and advice.
Click here to find out more about 'Wise Up, Rise Up', a conference to equip and inform Christians to face the challenges of domestic abuse.
And click here for more on White Ribbon Sunday as Newcastle Cathedral hosts its second annual event to commemorate all victims of domestic abuse.
Here are the highlights from St Thomas' launch event on Sunday 6th October. It was such a joy-filled afternoon with so many amazing people. God is so good and we have such excitement for what's to come here in Newcastle.
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.