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Bishop Christine sets off on her pilgrimage of prayer
First published on: 20th May 2019
Bishop Christine was waved off this morning on St Oswald's Way, as she began her pilgrimage of prayer for our Diocese.She started her walk at Heavenfield in Northumberland, with today's leg taking her to Kirkwelpington. Her walk is due to finish
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Newcastle Cathedral secures £4.2 million National Lottery grant
First published on: 13th May 2019
Englands most northerly cathedral is set to be transformed after securing a multi-million pound grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, Newcastle Cathedrals exciting heritage project, Common G
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Shalom
First published on: 13th May 2019
Wellbeing seems to be the latest trendy concept a need to focus on how we best function and live with ourselves and one another at a time when anxiety and poor mental health appear to be on the increase. Shalom is an ancient Hebrew word, frequ
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Rector of Hexham to be next Bishop of Huntingdon
First published on: 7th May 2019
Downing Street has announced today, 7th May, that Canon Dr Dagmar Winter will be the next Bishop of Huntingdon in the Diocese of Ely.Dagmar is the Rector of Hexham and has served in the Diocese of Newcastle since 1999, initially as Associate Vicar an
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House builder supports LEGO project in one of Newcastle’s poorest estates
First published on: 12th April 2019
Leading UK home builder Keepmoat Homes has donated 500 to help buy LEGO for an inspirational community project in the west end of Newcastle.The Diocese of Newcastle is collecting as much LEGO as possible to bring children, their families and the loca
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More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery in hand car washes recorded through app
First published on: 8th April 2019
Drivers using a pioneering app to gather information on modern slavery in hand car washes made more than 900 reports of potential cases over a five-month period, according to research published today.The Safe Car Wash app, which allows drivers to res
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Bishop Christine seeks reassurance over mental healthcare provision in alternative provision schools
First published on: 27th March 2019
In the House of Lords this afternoon, Bishop Christine challenged the Government on provision for mental healthcare in alternative provision schools these are schools for children for whom mainstream education is unsuitable.
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Safeguarding training and policy. What can a parish expect from the Diocese?
First published on: 26th March 2019
This is the heading of the second section of the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. A complimentary printed copy will be coming out to all parishes very soon.So what can you expect from the Diocese?Safeguarding policy and guidanceSafeguarding advice and s
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Whatever happens with Brexit, Bishop of Newcastle calls for unity and reconciliation
First published on: 25th March 2019
Watch the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman in the House of Lords today call for nationwide unity and reconciliation, whatever happens with Brexit.The turbulence and toxicity we are seeing in political life is deeply dist
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Bishop of Newcastle challenges Government over mental healthcare for young people
First published on: 25th March 2019
Today in the House of Lords, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, challenged the Government to state what steps it is taking to improve mental health care provision for children and young people.An NHS study published in Novembe
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New Archdeacon of Northumberland installed at Newcastle Cathedral
First published on: 24th March 2019
Civic leaders were at Newcastle Cathedral today as the Reverend Mark Wroe was installed as the new Archdeacon of Northumberland. Click here for photographs.Mark, 49 and who was previously vicar at Holy Trinity Jesmond, Newcastle, is now the Vene
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'Peace and Unity' event following last week's NZ shootings
First published on: 18th March 2019
Newcastle Cathedral and Diocese of Newcastle to host An Evening of Peace and Unity after the New Zealand massacreThe Very Reverend Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle, and the Diocese of Newcastle are holding an Evening of Peace and Unity following the m
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A message to our Muslim communities following the New Zealand terror attacks
First published on: 15th March 2019
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, has issued this open letter to our Muslim communities following the terrible terror attacks in New Zealand. The letter can be seen below, or by clicking here.
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International Women's Day 2019
First published on: 8th March 2019
The Bishop of Newcastle is among 50 women listed as some of the most inspiring in the North East.International Women's Day represents an opportunity for us to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women across the worl
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Towards A Safer Church: DBS and training
First published on: 6th March 2019
Within the safeguarding team based at Church House we are fortunate to have Ruth OHagan who is the DBS Administrator for the DioceseShe can help with any queries you might have about who is eligible for a DBS check and provide guidance as to what lev
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New Master for St Thomas the Martyr Newcastle
First published on: 3rd March 2019
The Bishop of Newcastle is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Ben Doolan as the next Master of St Thomas the Martyr Newcastle.Ben is leader of the Diocese of Newcastles first Resource Church which will work in partnership with St T
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Bishop Christine in this year's Greenwich Portraits
First published on: 28th February 2019
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, the Bishop of Newcastle, features in this year's Greenwich Portraits, the first time a representative from the Church of England has been included in this important collection.The Portraits honour former alu
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Meet our first Anna Chaplains
First published on: 25th February 2019
In a first for the Diocese, a group of Anna Chaplains have been commissioned to provide spiritual care to vulnerable people in the area.Seven Anglicans from Newcastle and one from Durham were commissioned by Bishop Christine at an ecumenical service
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Grant joy for Blanchland Abbey
First published on: 21st February 2019
Blanchland Community Development Organisation has scooped a grant of more than 40,000 to fund the first stage of an ambitious plan for its abbey. The group has been awarded 41,200 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of its Resilient Heritag
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Pathways Mission Celebration
First published on: 12th February 2019
A service of celebration was held at St Nicholas Church, Cramlington to give thanks and to celebrate the series of successful events that took place throughout Bedlington Deanery during the Pathway Mission. Led by the deanerys main Pathways Mission c
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Service to mark start of salmon fishing season
First published on: 11th February 2019
On a cold but beautiful February morning, on the banks of the River Tweed, the Revd Rob Kelsey announces: When the time comes for me to stand in the river, if I appear to be walking on the water, thats because Im standing on the ice!This was the annu
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National Lottery grant success for Bamburgh
First published on: 11th February 2019
Accessing Aidan, a remarkable partnership project to develop the crypt of St Aidans Church, Bamburgh into a beautiful interpretation space, has been awarded a grant of 355,600 by the National Lottery.Made possible by National Lottery players, the gra
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The Exhumation of Thomas Edward McKenna
First published on: 7th February 2019
The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Newcastle has given permission for the remains of Thomas Edward McKenna, who died in 1993, to be exhumed from a cemetery in Elswick, Newcastle.The permission was granted by Chancellor Euan Duff in response
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Protecting the long-term future of two Tynedale schools
First published on: 7th February 2019
Governors at two Church of England first schools have approved plans to share the leadership of one headteacher.Under the plan, which comes into effect after the Easter holidays, headteacher of Corbridge First School, Jennifer Ainsley will take on th
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Anti-Semitism: Our Problem?
First published on: 4th February 2019
Anti-Semitism is again headline news. As Christians, as reconcilers, as people working for peace in the world, it is vital that we are equipped to help and support our Jewish friends and neighbours. In late January the Diocesan Committee for Interfai
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Archbishop encourages all to share in the Pilgrim journey this Lent
First published on: 1st February 2019
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is encouraging all to share in the Church of Englands LentPilgrim journey.Written by Bishop Steven Croft, co-author of the Pilgrim Course, the Pilgrim Journeys: The Beatitudes, provides a short daily reflection
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#LoveNewcastle: United against hate
First published on: 29th January 2019
United against hatred - these faith leaders in Newcastle, including the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, stood shoulder to shoulder to condemn the hate-fuelled vandalism of an Islamic school.The Bahr Academy on the former By
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Towards A Safer Church: Safeguarding Concerns
First published on: 28th January 2019
The Safeguarding Team is often asked when it should be contacted in relation to safeguarding concerns. Reproduced above is a flow chart taken from the new Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which should help answer this question (the flow chart
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Bishop Christine says North East deserves efficient railway system
First published on: 23rd January 2019
The North East needs and deserves and fast and efficient railway system, says the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman.Bishop Christine was speaking today in the House of Lords where she highlighted poor LNER punctuality and call
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'growing church bringing hope' update
First published on: 22nd January 2019
The Revd Canon Ian Flintoft, Director of Discipleship and Ministry for Mission, writes about the work taking place in relation to the Prayer, Leading your Church into Growth and Impact strands of our 'growing church bringing hope' vision.Impact Stran
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