Lord Sentamu – statement from the Bishop of Newcastle

First published on: 27th July 2023

A statement from the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley.

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Stephen Tranter to be Newcastle’s new DDOV

First published on: 17th July 2023

The Revd Stephen Tranter has been announced as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations in the Diocese of Newcastle.

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General Synod: Bishop Helen-Ann says rural communities must not be forgotten

First published on: 11th July 2023

Bishop of Newcastle calls for our rural communities not to be forgotten in debates about Climate Emergency.


Children play their part in Christmas story with new face for Mary

First published on: 22nd December 2022

Children raise money to repair a stained glass window in Throckley.

Archbishops speak the words of survivors of church-based abuse

First published on: 23rd June 2022

A new initiative focused on survivors of faith-based abuse and those who support them is being launched by the Diocese of Newcastle.

Archbishop of York's pilgrimage to Holy Island

First published on: 20th June 2022

The Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell arrived at Holy Island on Saturday after completing a 60-mile pilgrimage along St Cuthbert’s Way.

Conference explores unique challenges and opportunities of rural churches

First published on: 15th June 2022

A group of around 100 people, passionate about the rural church, gathered at the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian’s Wall for a conference on all things rural church.

Bishop Christine bids emotional farewell as Bishop of Newcastle

First published on: 21st November 2021

Bishop Christine has bid farewell as Bishop of Newcastle at a Service of Thanksgiving at Newcastle Cathedral today (Sunday 21 November), during which she was presented with the Freedom of the City.

Bishop appoints new canons

First published on: 27th October 2021

Seven new canons will be installed during a service at Newcastle Cathedral in November.

Bishops call for Universal Credit ‘lifeline’ to remain

First published on: 17th August 2021

The Bishops of Newcastle and Berwick are among 14 senior North East church leaders to call on the Government to make the £20 uplift in Universal Credit permanent.

Making our economy work for everyone

First published on: 28th July 2021

Church Action on Poverty North East invites you to an event at which groups from Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland will share their experiences of exclusion.

Once in a lifetime chance to see rare peal of bells

First published on: 20th July 2021

A ring of ten bells will soon be chiming at St Michael’s Alnwick - making it only the second church in Northumberland to house such an impressive collection.

Stories of Generosity

First published on: 20th July 2021

In just two months from now, we will be embarking on our first ever Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week!

Stunning installation flutters into abbey

First published on: 20th July 2021

An awe-inspiring sky of heavenly angels is floating in Hexham Abbey as a moving tribute to all those affected by the Covid pandemic.

Living in Love and Faith

First published on: 20th July 2021

The Church of England is embracing the 'unique opportunity' to learn and reflect across differences, through Living in Love and Faith.

Faith and violence against women explored in new video

First published on: 14th July 2021

An insightful video reflecting on the relationships between religion and violence against women has been released by Voices of Faith.

Introducing our 2021 ordinands!

First published on: 28th June 2021

Seventeen people will be ordained as priests and deacons during our annual Petertide Ordinations this weekend.

‘My passion is for reaching out to people who don’t come to church’

First published on: 23rd June 2021

Emily Emmerson-Finch’s journey to ordination started when she decided to spend her life savings on a double decker bus.

Young Christians’ march to campaign for Climate Justice

First published on: 22nd June 2021

Hundreds of young Christians will march through our Diocese as part of a pilgrimage spanning the length of the country in their fight against climate change.

Archbishop Sentamu commissioned as Honorary Assistant Bishop

First published on: 15th June 2021

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr The Lord Sentamu of Lindisfarne in the County of Northumberland and of Masooli in the Republic of Uganda was commissioned as Honorary Assistant Bishop by Bishop Christine at St Mary’s, Holy Island, on 14 June.

Community spirit revives church bells

First published on: 26th May 2021

Standing dormant for several years, the church bells of St John’s Percy Main are now once again joyfully ringing thanks to a community campaign to repair them.

Shining a light on St Michael’s Byker

First published on: 26th May 2021

An iconic church in Newcastle’s East End which had fallen into a state of disrepair will soon be back in the spotlight thanks to an ambitious project.

Open Synod Forum: LIVING IN LOVE & FAITH

First published on: 25th May 2021

An Open Synod Forum which will begin to look at Living in Love and Faith (LLF) takes place on Thursday 10 June.

Three recipients in our Diocese receive the Maundy money

First published on: 26th April 2021

Three people nominated by Bishop Christine in our Diocese for their exemplary Christian service within the community have received the Maundy money this year.

Kemps in Killingworth!

First published on: 26th April 2021

Celebrity father and son Martin and Roman Kemp paid a visit to St John’s Killingworth during filming for a TV programme which delved into their family history.

Double celebration for Hexham Abbey

First published on: 26th April 2021

Hexham Abbey reopens after the completion of vital repairs to its roof - and celebrated being awarded almost £300,000 in grant funding

Diocese pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

First published on: 26th April 2021

Together as a Diocese and a nation we have joined in prayer to mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Transforming St Thomas'

First published on: 29th March 2021

Exciting plans are underway at St Thomas’ Newcastle as works begin on transforming the building into a Resource Church Hub for mission and ministry in the diocese.

Diocese partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to give thanks after a Covid vaccine

First published on: 9th March 2021

The Diocese of Newcastle has partnered with aid and development charity Christian Aid to give people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world.

Voices of Faith: Everybody on the Planet

First published on: 8th March 2021

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'. 

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