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'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


Songs of Praise comes to Corbridge!

First published on: 25th May 2022

The BBC’s flagship religious show visited St Andrew’s Corbridge as part of an episode exploring Northumberland’s Christianity


Nationwide charity cycle set to visit Newcastle

First published on: 24th May 2022

A retired Cumbrian headteacher has set himself the unique challenge of cycling to every St Paul’s Church in the country to help restore a historic organ


New Priest in Charge appointed in the Benefice of North Tyne and Redesdale

First published on: 23rd May 2022

A new Priest in Charge has been appointed to the churches of North Tyne and Redesdale


Church crowdfunds for essential heating repairs

First published on: 16th May 2022

A North Tyneside church which runs a vital community baby bank has launched a fundraising appeal for a new heating system


Trustees and School Governors wanted at Church of England MAT

First published on: 10th May 2022

Our friends at Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust (NCEAT) are on the lookout for professionals from a wide range of industry sectors to get involved in the governance of the Trust as it embarks on one of its most exciting chapters to date


Holy Trinity Church celebrate 100 years with Centenary Exhibition!

First published on: 10th May 2022

Bishop Mark visited Holy Trinity Church, Jesmond to celebrate the opening of their Centenary Exhibition.


Hexham Abbey hosts High Sheriff installation

First published on: 9th May 2022

Bishop Mark attended the installation of the new High Sheriff of Northumberland, Colonel James Royds and Canon Alan Hughes as his Chaplain


Charity brings forest school dream to life for CofE primary school

First published on: 6th May 2022

A charity which supports individuals living with lifelong mental health conditions and learning disabilities has partnered up with a local primary school to help transform part of its playing field into a forest school


Geordie Hospital star sets sights on Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

First published on: 6th May 2022

Head of Chaplaincy at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Revd Capt Katie Watson, aims to complete the gruelling challenge in July


Holding Ukraine in our hearts and minds

First published on: 5th May 2022

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, churches across our Diocese are showing their solidarity with the eastern European nation.


Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week is back!

First published on: 5th May 2022

September last year saw the start of a brand new diocesan wide event - Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week - which allowed us the opportunity to spend time collectively focusing on nurturing and encouraging generosity


Primary pupils and conservationists join forces to clean local beach

First published on: 3rd May 2022

A primary school in Ashington has partnered with conservation experts from a local diving centre to help clean up one of South East Northumberland’s most popular beaches in the aftermath of the school holidays


Former Bishop of Newcastle receives honorary role

First published on: 3rd May 2022

Congratulations to Bishop Christine who has been appointed as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Albans


Students go behind the scenes of region’s biggest employers

First published on: 28th April 2022

Pupils at Duke’s Secondary School in Ashington have been gaining valuable insight into what goes on behind the scenes at some of our region’s employers as part of an ‘Industry Insight’ event.


Priest offers prayers at Iftar Dinner

First published on: 26th April 2022

Revd Catherine Macpherson of St Mary’s Blyth offered prayers at a community centre’s first ever Iftar Dinner, held to mark the breaking of fast during Ramadan.


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