National Easter Service from Holy Island

First published on: 3rd April 2024

WATCH AGAIN: The Church of England's Easter Day online service this year came from St Mary's Church, Holy Island with the Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills.

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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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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.


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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Bishops will help to put Christmas in a Bag for school children

First published on: 1st December 2023

Churches in a North Tyneside community are doing their bit to enhance the Christmas experience for local children. St John’s Church in Percy Main and St Peter’s, Balkwell, are putting together educational packs, which will be handed out to school pupils in the parish.

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Bishop of Newcastle enters the House of Lords

First published on: 26th October 2023

The Bishop of Newcastle has taken her seat in the House of Lords and in so doing has become one of the 26 Lords Spiritual and a Lord of Parliament.

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Faith leaders and civic dignitaries celebrate our new Dean of Newcastle

First published on: 14th October 2023

Family, friends, faith leaders and civic dignitaries gathered at Newcastle Cathedral for the formal Collation, Induction and Installation of The Reverend Canon Lee Batson as the new Dean of Newcastle in the Church of England.


Stephen Tranter licensed by Bishop Helen-Ann as Newcastle’s new DDOV

First published on: 27th September 2023

Our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations, the Reverend Stephen Tranter has been licensed by Bishop Helen-Ann at a service at Newcastle Cathedral.


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.

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