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Bishop Helen-Ann raises concerns in the Windrush debate

First published on: 29th February 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann today, 29 February 2024, raised concerns in the House of Lords about the effectiveness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

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Bishop Helen-Ann supports language provision in House of Lords' Media Bill

First published on: 29th February 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann spoke in the House of Lords yesterday, 28 February 2024, during the second reading of the Media Bill, where she asked the Government to strengthen language provision in public service broadcasting, particularly Gaelic.  

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Survivors of church-based abuse plan LOUDfence service at Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 28th February 2024

A special service will be held at Newcastle Cathedral next month as part of a five-day LOUDfence event in support of victims and survivors of church-based abuse.

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Bishop Helen-Ann calls on General Synod for decisive response to the Jay Report

First published on: 26th February 2024

“I am proud to be bishop of a diocese that has pioneered work with victims and survivors.” Bishop Helen-Ann called on General Synod for a decisive response to the Jay Report on safeguarding in the Church of England. 

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Early years provision ‘sets our children up for life’ at education conference

First published on: 20th February 2024

The education of our youngest children took centre stage at a key meeting of church and school leaders in Newcastle and Durham dioceses.

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Broomhaugh First School ‘outstanding’ for Early Years

First published on: 13th February 2024

Broomhaugh First School has been graded outstanding – the highest possible rating – for its early years education. Rating the school “good” overall, Ofsted inspectors judged the Riding Mill school to be “outstanding” in the two of four assessment areas – early years provision and personal development of pupils.

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Abbey is quite a picture on opening weekend of 1,350th anniversary year

First published on: 8th February 2024

The opening weekend of activities to celebrate Hexham Abbey’s 1,350th anniversary has been hailed a resounding success.

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Abdul Ezedi

First published on: 6th February 2024

A Statement from the Diocese of Newcastle (Church of England) regarding Abdul Ezedi

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Bishop Helen-Ann joins the anniversary celebrations at Hexham Abbey

First published on: 5th February 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann was at Hexham Abbey this weekend as a programme of events to mark its 1,350th anniversary got underway. 

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Christingles shine Light of the World into 2024

First published on: 2nd February 2024

People of all ages have joined together for Christingle services across the diocese at Christmas and into the new year.

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Living in Love and Faith: A Statement from Bishop Helen-Ann

First published on: 1st February 2024

A statement from Bishop Helen-Ann regarding Living in Love and Faith (1 February 2024).

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Lighting up Hexham Abbey’s rich history for special anniversary in 2024

First published on: 31st January 2024

A year of celebration will get underway this weekend as Hexham Abbey marks its 1,350th anniversary throughout 2024.

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Revd David Glover becomes Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 31st January 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann is pleased to announce that the Revd David Glover has accepted her invitation to be an Honorary Canon of our Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

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Bishop Helen-Ann speaks in House of Lords debate on Ukraine

First published on: 26th January 2024

On 26 January, Bishop Helen-Ann spoke in the House of Lords debate on the current situation in Ukraine.

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Bishop’s Christmas Appeal - a thank you

First published on: 18th January 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann has thanked everyone who contributed to her Christmas Appeal which has raised £2,217.34 in aid of two charities which make a real difference to people’s lives at Christmas, and at all times of the year.

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A ‘great celebration’ as new youth team is commissioned

First published on: 18th January 2024

The ministry of an exciting new youth project in Newcastle Diocese has been commissioned by Bishop Helen-Ann.

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New Year Honour for dedicated volunteer at St Michael’s in Byker

First published on: 15th January 2024

A dedicated volunteer in Newcastle Diocese has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to her local community, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Lindisfarne Gospels in South Tynedale

First published on: 9th January 2024

The Lindisfarne Gospels have been on tour in South Tynedale after a local vicar took a facsimilie of the famous illustrated manuscript to schools, community groups and even a pub in his parish.

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New Year Honour for Lay Reader Gwyn McKenzie

First published on: 4th January 2024

A Lay Reader in Newcastle Diocese has become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to young people and the community.

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Ruby anniversary for ‘new' church building which brought a community together

First published on: 21st December 2023

A church has been celebrating the Ruby anniversary of a building which has served the community for 40 years.

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Christmas packs will taste sweeter thanks to generous donations

First published on: 20th December 2023

Churches in a North Tyneside community have issued a big thank you after successfully reaching an ambitious Christmas target.

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A magical model Christmas village

First published on: 20th December 2023

Based on an idea from Slovenia, and now for a second year, Wylam has its very own model Christmas village with Joseph, Mary and Jesus right at its centre. 

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Taking church to the pub with successful carol singing event

First published on: 19th December 2023

Pub goers were singing from the same hymn sheet as church representatives during a festive sing-along in North Tyneside.

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Bishop Helen-Ann speaks in House of Lords on Victims and Prisoners Bill

First published on: 19th December 2023

During the second reading of the Victims and Prisoners Bill on Monday 18 December 2023, Bishop Helen-Ann gave this speech in the House of Lords. 

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Introducing our new Acting Bishop’s Adviser on the Environment

First published on: 18th December 2023

The Revd Tim Mayfield has been announced as the new Acting Bishop’s Adviser on the Environment for Newcastle Diocese.

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Church’s history remembered as it celebrates a special anniversary

First published on: 18th December 2023

A church which has evolved with its community over the decades has marked a significant anniversary in 2023.

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Revd David Glover to become Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 18th December 2023

Bishop Helen-Ann is pleased to announce that the Revd David Glover has accepted her invitation to be an Honorary Canon of our Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

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New church noticeboard is unveiled in memory of Jean

First published on: 14th December 2023

A new noticeboard has been installed outside a North Shields Church. 

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Prayers of Love and Faith to be made available for use from Sunday

First published on: 12th December 2023

This morning the House of Bishops voted to commend the ‘Prayers of Love and Faith’ for use in regular public worship services.

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Bishop's Christmas Appeal

First published on: 7th December 2023

Bishop Helen-Ann has launched the Bishop’s Christmas Appeal in aid of the West End Refugee Service and the Farming Community Network.

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