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Bishop Mark blesses refurbished school building

First published on: 29th November 2022

The Bishop of Berwick officially reopened Embleton Vincent Edwards Church of England Primary School on 24 November, after significant investment updating and extending the 100-year-old building to ensure it is fit for purpose for many years to come.


Bishop Mark launches Christmas Appeal

First published on: 25th November 2022

Bishop Mark has launched the Bishop’s Christmas Appeal in aid of Walking With and the West End Refugee Service, local charities who support asylum seekers and refugees.


Service of Farewell for the Very Revd Geoff Miller

First published on: 22nd November 2022

The Very Revd Geoff Miller bid farewell as Dean of Newcastle at a Service of Leave Taking and Farewell at Newcastle Cathedral on Sunday 20 November 2022.


Farewell to the Dean of Newcastle

First published on: 18th November 2022

As we prepare to say farewell to the Very Revd Geoff Miller, he reflects on his time as Dean of Newcastle.


Morpeth Parish experiences Ubuntu in Botswana

First published on: 18th November 2022

Earlier this month, 11 members of the Parish of Morpeth embarked on a long-awaited visit to our Link Diocese in Botswana.


Conference Brings Message of Hope for Rural Churches as Project Draws to a Close

First published on: 16th November 2022

We were so pleased to welcome over 80 people to St Bartholomew’s, Kirkwhelpington to celebrate and share the work of the Rural Churches for Everyone (RCfE) project, on 9 November.


Remembrance Day Services 2022

First published on: 7th November 2022

Services and events marking Remembrance Sunday will take place across the diocese this weekend. 


Bishop Helen-Ann Tours Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 25th October 2022

On 20 October 2022, Downing Street announced the appointment of the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, currently Bishop of Ripon, as the next Bishop of Newcastle. Bishop Helen-Ann and her husband, Myles, spent the day touring the Diocese.


Tree planting at Duke’s Secondary School

First published on: 19th October 2022

Students from Duke’s Secondary School in Ashington planted a tree last month, gifted to them at STEM Fest Net Zero


Bishop Helen-Ann to be the thirteenth Bishop of Newcastle

First published on: 19th October 2022

Downing Street has announced the appointment of the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, currently Bishop of Ripon, as the next Bishop of Newcastle. The appointment was approved by Her Late Majesty The Queen.


New Phase of Chaplaincy at Northumbria University

First published on: 14th October 2022

As the new academic year began, so did a new phase of chaplaincy at Northumbria University. It is a quiet, new start taken in stages as the space in the university used by chaplains, faith groups, meditators and seekers moved from a rather out-of-the way location to a much more central space


A Visit from Møre

First published on: 4th October 2022

On Thursday 14th July, four vicars from our link diocese, Møre in Norway, came to visit.


The 6As of Blanchland

First published on: 29th September 2022

Blanchland Community Development Organisation is thrilled to acknowledge a National Hewritage Fund Grant grant of £98,900 towards the second stage of The Blanchland Abbey Project, the ‘6 As of Blanchland’


Celebrating Generosity across our Diocese

First published on: 28th September 2022

Following the success of last year's first event, Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week returned on Sunday 25 September 2022. This time, it has a distinctly local flavour.


Pilgrims successfully complete Lindisfarne Gospels Pilgrimage

First published on: 28th September 2022

The iconic Lindisfarne Gospels underwent a 130-mile journey this September, travelling from Gainford in County Durham to Lindisfarne, Holy Island


'The Art of Words' Festival

First published on: 22nd September 2022

A season of celebrations is taking place to mark the creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels on Holy Island around 1300 years ago.


The Dean of Newcastle announces his retirement

First published on: 13th September 2022

The Very Revd Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle, has today announced that he will retire in November.


Bishop Mark Leads Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen at Great North Run

First published on: 11th September 2022

Bishop Mark joined with other faith leaders to pay tribute to The Late Queen Elizabeth II before the start of the Great North Run


Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First published on: 8th September 2022

We join with the whole nation, and friends across the world, in expressing our sorrow at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Rob Saner-Haigh Consecrated as New Bishop of Penrith

First published on: 18th July 2022

On Friday 15 July, Revd Canon Rob Saner-Haigh was consecrated as the new Bishop of Penrith at York Minster.


New Priests and Deacons Ordained

First published on: 7th July 2022

On Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July, eight new Deacons and five new Priests were ordained to serve in the Diocese of Newcastle.


Book tickets for the consecration of Revd Rob Saner-Haigh

First published on: 24th June 2022

On Friday 15 July at York Minster, Revd Rob Saner-Haigh will be consecrated as the next Bishop of Penrith


Archbishops speak the words of survivors of church-based abuse

First published on: 23rd June 2022

A new initiative focused on survivors of faith-based abuse and those who support them is being launched by the Diocese of Newcastle.


Benwell church hosts art exhibition for Refugee Week

First published on: 22nd June 2022

Exhibition in Exile is an exhibition of cartoons by renowned cartoonists on immigration, refugees and asylum seekers accompanied by a panel discussion, music performance by migrant community groups and art workshops.


Archbishop of York's pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 20th June 2022

The Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell arrived at Holy Island on Saturday after completing a 60-mile pilgrimage along St Cuthbert’s Way.


Conference explores unique challenges and opportunities of rural churches

First published on: 15th June 2022

A group of around 100 people, passionate about the rural church, gathered at the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall for a conference on all things rural church.


Petertide Ordinations 2022

First published on: 15th June 2022

Congratulations to our 13 ordinands who will become deacons and priests this Petertide


Platinum Jubilee celebrations across Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 8th June 2022

Parishes and churches across the Diocese celebrated in style this year, as the nation commemorated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee


Vicar receives special Jubilee honour

First published on: 6th June 2022

A Newcastle vicar and voluntary ambulance responder has been awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal


Rob Saner-Haigh to become the next Bishop of Penrith

First published on: 27th May 2022

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Reverend Canon Rob Saner-Haigh, currently Residentiary Canon Director of Mission and Ministry in Newcastle Diocese, is to become the next Bishop of Penrith


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