Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week

Bishop Christine introduces our first ever Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week which launches in September!

Voices of Faith: Violence against women

Voices of Faith has released  an insightful video reflecting on the relationships between religion and violence against women. The video, which includes an introduction from Bishop Christine, explores this subject from the point of view of three female speakers.

Bishop Mark reflects on 'Giving thanks for our vaccines' initiative 

Bishop Mark reflects on 'Giving thanks for our vaccines' initiative

The Diocese of Newcastle has partnered with Christian Aid to give people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world. Bishop Mark outlines how the initiative can support people who do not have access to the same healthcare and vaccines as the UK.

Bishop Christine calls for action over report on 'blanket orders not to resuscitate'

Bishop Christine calls for action over report on 'blanket orders not to resuscitate'

A recent report from the Care Quality Commission investigated blanket orders not to resuscitate some residents in English care homes at the start of the Covid pandemic. In the House of Lords, Bishop Christine called on the Government to ensure the CQC's recommendations are implemented.

Bishop Christine takes part in Lords debate on 'Coming Home'

Bishop Christine takes part in Lords debate on 'Coming Home'

Bishop Christine made a powerful speech in the House of Lords on housing in the north of England and across the rest of the country. '8 million people in England live in overcrowded, unaffordable or unsuitable housing,' according to the National Housing Federation.The 'Coming Home' report by the Archbishops' Committee can be viewed here

Voices of Faith: Everybody on the Planet

In late February, members of the Voices of Faith group met online to hear three talks and to ask questions of the panellists on the topic 'Everybody on the Planet'. Click here for the full story.

Church and community come together to help children’s home-learning



The communities of the united benefice of Ovingham and Wylam have funded 17 laptops for Ovingham Middle School in just 36 hours! For more, click here.

Bishop Christine in the House of Lords



"The economic success of the North is too important to people who live there to be left in the hands of those who do not." Bishop Christine speaks in the House of Lords on 23 February asking the Government to invest in the North. It follows a report from the think tank Centre for Policy Studies "A Northern Big Bang: Unleashing Investment in the North." 

Bishop Christine in the House of Lords

Despite the removal of potentially dangerous cladding following the Grenfell tragedy, leaseholders in high rise buildings are still seeing their insurance premiums rise to unreasonable levels. In a House of Lords debate on 22 February, Bishop Christine called on the Government to take action.

The Consecration of our new Suffragan Bishop of Berwick, the Right Reverend Mark Wroe


Bishop Christine's 2021 New Year message



Bishop Christine's Christmas 2020 message



Bishop Christine's Christmas 2020 message to our schools


In the Diocese of Newcastle, we work with more than 50 schools, looking after in excess of 12,000 children. Here's a Christmas message from Bishop Christine to all the children and staff who've worked extremely hard this year in testing circumstances.


The Church of England's Christmas Comfort and Joy animation



Psalm 65 - read by voices from across the Diocese of Newcastle.


At our Diocesan Synod on 28th November, our Environment session closed with Psalm 65, a reading and video pulled together by our Environment Group.


The Collation of the Venerable Catherine Sourbut Groves, Archdeacon of Linidsfarne


14 November - The Venerable Dr Catherine Sourbut Groves was collated by Bishop Christine at a special Zoom service online on Saturday 14 November. Originally, the ceremony was due to take place in person at St Aidan’s Church in Bamburgh, but plans had to be adapted following the announcement of a second national lockdown.


This week's family worship


1 November 2020 - All Saints and St Cuthbert


Introducing our Bishop of Berwick Designate


9 November - hear from the Venerable Mark Wroe, next Bishop of Berwick


Introducing our next Bishop of Berwick


9 November - Bishop Christine reveals our next Bishop of Berwick


Bishop Christine in the House of Lords


9 November - Bishop Christine calls for our coastal communities to be protected in this Covid crisis


This week’s worship: Abraham and Isaac



Bishop Christine in the House of Lords


Bishop Christine asks for clarity over singing in church post July 4th


Bishop Christine's Easter Day Eucharist in the chapel at Bishop's House



Bishop Christine's Good Friday Meditation



St Mary's Longframlington host their first Warm Hub lunch


St Mary's Church, in the village of Longframlington, hosted their first Warm Hub lunch, providing a warm and friendly welcome, a hot meal and good company to members of the community, who were also able to access advice on how to lower their energy bills.


Volunteers restore historic graveyard


A completely overgrown Church of England graveyard in Prudhoe, closed to burials in 1907, has been fully restored thanks to an incredible group of volunteers with support from the Diocese. Watch our video to find out more about their fascinating story.


Bishop Christine welcomes legal aid change


Amended legislation allows migrant children separated from their parents to access legal aid at 18. But in a House of Lords debate on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, Bishop Christine says those leaving care remain vulnerable.


Whole Life Vision


An inspiring video produced by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, recommended by the Setting God's People Free national co-ordinator.


Interview with Reverend Emma Duff


Every Sunday, the Reverend Emma Duff can be found taking the service at her church, St John the Evangelist in Wallsend. On most other days, Emma is found doing something very different - swimming in the North Sea. She says her passion for the wild open water inspires her faith. Roderick Stuart joined her on King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth where she regularly can be found with friends enjoying the beautiful open water.


St Michael's Crowdfunding campaign is now live!


Revd Phil Medley talks about wanting to make this historic building a warm and exciting place for the whole community. The project aims to raise funds for much needed flooring, heating and safe electricity to create a large, warm space that will serve the community of Byker all year round. Please consider funding the project by clicking here.


Pitching God's Tent in our wonderful rural schools


The Revd Benjamin Carter, vicar of Haydon Bridge and Beltingham with Henshaw, talks about pitching God's Tent, best described as an eye-catching mobile prayer space and a new way of doing church, at three of our rural schools. It is the first time the tent has been taken into schools and over three days, it pitched up at Church of England schools in Henshaw, Newbrough and Greenhead.


Bishop Christine shares her thoughts on the ordinations taking place on 29th June



Bishop Christine in the House of Lords


As the Government prepares to renationalise the Probation Service, today in the House of Lords Bishop Christine asked what is being done to ensure the voluntary sector is best equipped to serve the community


Bishop Christine's pilgrimage walk shares her thoughts on the ordinations taking place on 29th June


This morning, schoolchildren from Warkworth Church of England Primary waved off Bishop Christine on day four of her pilgrimage walk on St Oswald's Way. Here's she reflects on her week so far.

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