Diocese of Newcastle

Inspired North East


Inspired North East was established to work with local congregations to help achieve a sustainable future for church buildings as living places of worship, used and enjoyed by local communities, welcoming to visitors, and unique heritage assets.

Under the umbrella of Inspired North East, several specific and targeted projects have been undertaken including:

Inspired Futures: worked with a number of churches in the North East of England to develop opportunities for heritage conservation, improvements to facilities and access, and open up potential for wider community use. For more details click here.

Spirit in Stone heritage project: a website celebrating many of our historic churches including details of their heritage and practical information to encourage people to visit them. For more information about historic churches that are open to visitors, or to find out more about the Spirit in Stone heritage project, visit the website.

A Welcome for All - access to inclusion: for practical advice on making churches more accessible and inclusive click here.

Rural Churches for Everyone: aims to secure a sustainable future for 42 of our much-loved church buildings in the least populated areas of Northumberland, and into County Durham. Find out more about this National Lottery Heritage Funded project here.

Contact details: If you wish to contact us regarding any of the above aspects, please visit the Inspired North East website