Diocese of Newcastle

News Stories


  • Words of wellbeing

    The power of words to build up, or to destroy, has been so evident in recent months. Our whole society has been faced with raging words, dishonest words, destructive words and personal attacks. Words have power: whether spoken to another, or to ourselves. Read more

  • Survivors

    In September Andrew Grant (Asst DSA) and I attended a National Safeguarding Summit at York University.

    The first day was facilitated by members of the national Survivors Reference Group.
    They talked not only about their experience of reporting abuse within the Church of England but also about their commitment and motivation to integrate the ‘survivor’s voice’ into the life and work of the church.
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  • Church engages millions through apps and social media

    Church of England prayer apps were used more than five million times over the last year as a record number of people sought Christian contemplation and reflection online, according to new figures published today. Read more

  • Bishops push for better support for women released from prison

    The Bishop of Gloucester and the Bishop of Newcastle are hosting an event in the House of Lords on Tuesday 15 October, to highlight the importance of finding suitable accommodation for women released from prison.

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  • Gratitude

    I love it when modern psychology and the scriptures coincide so clearly! We shouldn’t be surprised, but too often we can separate them and sever connection. Paul’s letters are full of gratitude, no more so than in Philippians, where the tone is one of thanksgiving in, and despite, the circumstances. Even from the prison Paul finds things to give thanks for. David, too, and other psalmists and wisdom writers, focus their minds on aspects for which they can be grateful in the midst of struggles. Read more

  • Newcastle Diocese pays its staff a real Living Wage

    We are delighted to announce that the Newcastle Diocesan Board of Finance is now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for the Board of Finance will earn a real Living Wage. Read more

  • Farewell Shiremoor, Kia Ora New Zealand!

    The Reverend Dr Tony Curtis, vicar of St Mark’s Shiremoor, is about to take up an exciting new role – 11,000 miles away!

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  • An update on marriage registration changes

    Dr Sandra Millar, the Church of England's Head of Life Events, discusses the possibility of changes to marriage registration systems.

    Over the summer there has been a lot of information circulating about the implications of the plans for the electronic registration of marriages included in the Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019. Read more

  • Bishops issue open letter on Brexit

    The Bishop of Newcastle is one of a group of Church of England bishops who have issued an open letter on the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit and the need for national reconciliation, notwithstanding the potential prorogation of Parliament. Read more

  • Marriage registration changes

    The Government plans to introduce a new system of registration for marriages, including church weddings, in England and Wales. Read more

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