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How we can stand with and support people seeking asylum in Newcastle
First published on: 18th October 2021
The horrific scenes we have all seen on our screens, of those desperately fleeing Afghanistan to find safety, has led to a heart-warming outpour of support from communities across Newcastle and the wider North East
Open How we can stand with and support people seeking asylum in Newcastle

Church host Harvest Festival celebrations!
First published on: 18th October 2021
Harvest is a time of thanksgiving. Where, in the church, we thank God for all that has been provided for us, as well as our gifts, talents and uniqueness. Here at Berwick Parish Church, we had a lot to be thankful for...
Open Church host Harvest Festival celebrations!

Accessing Aidan project shares the LOVE
First published on: 15th October 2021
A heritage attraction celebrating St Aidan and the incredible legacy he left behind has landed a prestigious award
Open Accessing Aidan project shares the LOVE

Community Fridge opening in Newcastle to help those in need
First published on: 15th October 2021
Despite our country being the fifth largest national economy on the planet, there is still huge food poverty in the UK and in our city of Newcastle
Open Community Fridge opening in Newcastle to help those in need

Local CofE school children to have voices heard at COP26
First published on: 14th October 2021
Pupils from church schools across the North East will have their voices heard in a show to be aired at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow
Open Local CofE school children to have voices heard at COP26

Thank you to our lay ministers!
First published on: 14th October 2021
Our wonderful lay ministers were given a huge thank you at a special event celebrating their discipleship in our Diocese
Open Thank you to our lay ministers!

The Archbishops' Commission: how to help families in your community
First published on: 13th October 2021
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households has launched its public engagement phase
Open The Archbishops' Commission: how to help families in your community

Inter Faith Week comes to Newcastle
First published on: 25th October 2021
A coach tour of Newcastle locations which represent the religious diversity of the city will be held  this November as part of national Inter Faith Week
Open Inter Faith Week comes to Newcastle

Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week recap
First published on: 11th October 2021
As we reflect on a rigorous week of gift-giving, podcast listening and meeting new people, let’s look back at some of the wonderful ways people rose to the challenge and gave back during Generosity Week.
Open Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week recap

A step in the right direction as Bishop blesses pilgrims’ access to Cuddy’s Well
First published on: 4th October 2021
New steps and railings which link the Three-Churches Trail to an ancient holy well in Northumberland have be blessed by The Right Revd Bishop of Berwick, Mark Wroe
Open A step in the right direction as Bishop blesses pilgrims’ access to Cuddy’s Well

Mental health charity helps raise forest school from the ashes for local primary school
First published on: 30th September 2021
A local mental health charity has helped to make a group of schoolchildren’s dreams come true, bringing their vision for a brand-new forest school area to life after vandals destroyed their original site during lockdown
Open Mental health charity helps raise forest school from the ashes for local primary school

St Thomas’ pizza giveaway a huge success!
First published on: 29th September 2021
Students in Newcastle were well fed, both spiritually and physically, after St Thomas’ Church launched a welcome feast during Freshers Week
Open St Thomas’ pizza giveaway a huge success!

Northumberland CofE primary school launches appeal to support Afghan refugees
First published on: 28th September 2021
Shocked by the scenes on the news about the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan, pupils at a primary school in Northumberland have embodied the themes of Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week to lead social action, and are looking to encourage others to do the same
Open Northumberland CofE primary school launches appeal to support Afghan refugees

Christmas and Advent 2021 resources
First published on: 28th September 2021
The Church of England has announced its Advent and Christmas theme for 2021 – ‘At the heart of Christmas’
Open Christmas and Advent 2021 resources

Pupils greet special visitor
First published on: 25th September 2021
Bishop Mark has witnessed first-hand the resilience of pupils and teachers at two church schools in response to the disruption caused by Covid.
Open Pupils greet special visitor

Cathedral hosts wonderful welcome service
First published on: 27th September 2021
A joyful welcome service took place in September to formally collate and install our new Archdeacon of Northumberland.
Open Cathedral hosts wonderful welcome service

Introducing our new Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer
First published on: 25th September 2021
Cecilia (Ce) Pacitti explains how she is helping clergy and readers within our Diocese
Open Introducing our new Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer

Students get creative with pandemic exhibition
First published on: 24th September 2021
Students at a Northumberland church school have created a series of multimedia exhibitions demonstrating the significant impact of Covid on our North East communities.
Open Students get creative with pandemic exhibition

Newcastle to host YCCN pilgrimage for climate justice
First published on: 23rd September 2021
In early October, Newcastle will be hosting young Christians on a pilgrimage which has spanned the length of the country.
Open Newcastle to host YCCN pilgrimage for climate justice

Mayor of North Tyneside welcomes new priest to Shiremoor
First published on: 22nd September 2021
The Elected Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfearn CBE recently visited St Mark’s to welcome the church’s new Priest in Charge, Revd Dr Rae Caro, to her role
Open Mayor of North Tyneside welcomes new priest to Shiremoor

Safeguarding Sunday: 10th October 2021
First published on: 16th September 2021
‘Safeguarding Sunday’ is an ecumenical initiative supported by the Church of England, and this year will be marked on 10th October 2021. 
Open Safeguarding Sunday: 10th October 2021

Multi Academy Trust celebrates launch of four new schools
First published on: 16th September 2021
Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust (NCEAT) has celebrated the start of the new academic year with the launch of four new primary schools.
Open Multi Academy Trust celebrates launch of four new schools

Commissioning Service welcomes new officers
First published on: 17th September 2021
Members of our community have been welcomed into their new roles within the Diocese
Open Commissioning Service welcomes new officers

Lay ministry celebration set for next month
First published on: 18th September 2021
A celebratory service honouring lay ministry in our Diocese will take place in October
Open Lay ministry celebration set for next month

From Iona Abbey to Lindisfarne Priory
First published on: 19th September 2021
Our spiritual home is the little Island of Iona, where my wife and I had our honeymoon over 50 years ago just off the south western tip of Scotland’s west coast Island of Mull.
Open From Iona Abbey to Lindisfarne Priory

How to support Afghan refugees in the North East
First published on: 14th September 2021
The Church of England, in response to recent events, has provided online material to help people in the North East welcome Afghan refugees in the community.
Open How to support Afghan refugees in the North East

New appointment for Generous Giving
First published on: 13th September 2021
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leanne Conway-Wilcox as Generous Giving Adviser.
Open New appointment for Generous Giving

Welcome the European Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the North East this October!
First published on: 13th September 2021
Pilgrims journeying from Poland to Glasgow will arrive in Newcastle this October as part of their efforts in raising awareness of climate change.
Open Welcome the European Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the North East this October!

How to be an Anna Chaplain when the doors are locked
First published on: 13th September 2021
Joan Grenfell details how she continued to be an Anna Chaplain for St George's Church throughout lockdown
Open How to be an Anna Chaplain when the doors are locked

Spotlight on Northumberland National Park churches
First published on: 9th September 2021
Ten churches nestled in Northumberland National Park feature in a new online guide
Open Spotlight on Northumberland National Park churches

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