Education in the village dates back to the 17th century, when children were taught within the porch at St Andrew’s Church. A purpose-built school was constructed during Victorian times and opened in 1852, before the school moved into its current building 60 years ago in 1953.
The Revd Christian Mitchell, who prefers to be known as Mitch, first visited the historic town and surrounding areas back in 2016.
Revd Dr David Bryan, Principal of Lindisfarne College of Theology, gives his account of this year's memorable visit.
It's a busy summer for Holy Trinity Church, Jesmond as they host two of their biggest events of the year, hoping to engage with their local community.
The Revd Sheila Auld, 85, who is assistant priest at St Gabriel’s Church in Heaton, arrived at her final destination on Sunday (11th June), at the home of her sister Elsie Watson in Chichester, where they celebrated with a glass of wine.
Congratulations to our ten ordinands who will become deacons and priests this Petertide. Learn more about them and their journeys to ordination...
A partnership between a group of churches in Heddon-on-the-Wall and local school, St. Andrew’s CE Primary, has resulted in a very special celebration for Pentecost – a ‘Festival of Fire’ which brought nearly 200 members of the local community together.
At the grand age of 85 years old, Revd Sheila Auld, assistant priest at St. Gabriel’s Heaton has taken on an unusual challenge to raise money for a charity close to her heart.
Illuminating the Word of God will take place during the summer months.
On Saturday 13 May 2023, Bishop Helen-Ann gave her first Presidential Address to Newcastle’s Diocesan Synod, held at Newcastle Cathedral.
A response from the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley
Churches and schools across Newcastle Diocese celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III with a range of special services and community events.
With the death of Canon Frank Dexter on 13th April, the Diocese and the wider Church has lost a wise and faithful servant and steward of the mysteries of God.
A minute silence to mark Firefighters’ Memorial Day on 4 May 2023 will take place from 12pm at fire stations across the Diocese of Newcastle
Around a thousand people gathered at Newcastle Cathedral on Saturday 22nd April to celebrate the inauguration of the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley as the 13th Bishop of Newcastle.
As she comes into her new role as Bishop of Newcastle, Bishop Helen-Ann addresses the people of Newcastle Diocese.
Ambitious new Digital Giving Project, which thanks to funding from the Archbishop’s Council, has provided free equipment to enable contactless donations to be made in 30 churches across the Diocese.
Bishop Helen-Ann was delighted to have the opportunity to hop on board one of the brand new fleet of Stadler Tyne and Wear trains, which will enter service later this year.
This week, Bishop Helen-Ann took another step in her journey as the new Bishop of Newcastle, paying homage to His Majesty the King.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced it will not be pressing ahead with plans for the island to become a designated Highly Protected Marine Area (HPMA).
Solar panels have been installed at a Newcastle church as it bids to help tackle climate change and commit to a greener future.
The Bishop of Berwick will rededicate a stolen crucifix after it was returned and restored to its former glory.
The General Synod met in London 6th-9th February and our Synod reps Robin Brimms, Nic Denyer, and Izzy Macdonald-Booth, along with Ian Flintoft, Robert Lawrance and Claire Robson attended along with our newly elected Bishop Helen-Ann.
More funding to keep churches and chapels open and in good repair is to be made available in 2023 by the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust.
There are a number of services and events happening across the Diocese of Newcastle during Lent and Easter.
Archaeological excavations carried out in Blanchland Abbey, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, are revealing exciting new evidence of the history of the site.
Revd Claire Robson said it was “an honour and a privilege” to serve as Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) from 2018 until her recent retirement.
The Archbishop of York, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell confirmed election of the Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley as Bishop of Newcastle during a service at York Minster on Friday 3 February 2023.
Exciting times lie ahead for education in our Diocese as a key figure prepares to move from one high profile role into another.
A sculptural art piece, Legacy, by Roberta Fulford, is currently on loan to Newcastle Cathedral and will be on display until Easter 2023.