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Head of Chaplaincy stars in new TV series ‘Geordie Hospital’
First published on: 14th January 2022
The Head of Chaplaincy at the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking a starring role in Channel 4’s docuseries ‘Geordie Hospital’
Open Head of Chaplaincy stars in new TV series ‘Geordie Hospital’

Diocese announces new Priest in Charge at Allendale with Whitfield
First published on: 12th January 2022
The Diocese of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Revd Martin Naylor will be taking on the role
Open Diocese announces new Priest in Charge at Allendale with Whitfield

From pastor to patient
First published on: 12th January 2022
Revd Canon Geoff Purcell Smith, Priest-in-Charge at St John’s Shotley, writes about a recent visit to hospital which reignited some memories of his early ministry
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Bishop Mark delivers his 2021 Christmas Message
First published on: 22nd December 2021
Listen to Bishop Mark’s Christmas message for 2021 as he reflects on what is really #AtTheHeartOfChristmas.
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Church creates ‘rubbish’ nativity using recycled litter
First published on: 22nd December 2021
The Benwell and Scotswood Team Parish have created the most unique nativity in the North East, fashioning the traditional scene out of recycled litter
Open Church creates ‘rubbish’ nativity using recycled litter

Finding the next Bishop of Newcastle
First published on: 17th December 2021
We invite you to help in the process of finding the next Bishop of Newcastle, following Bishop Christine’s retirement last month.
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Newcastle Cathedral reveals festive light installation ‘The Stars Come Out At Night’
First published on: 16th December 2021
This Friday Newcastle Cathedral will launch their ‘The Stars Come Out At Night’ event, promising an enchanting sound and light installation accompanied by a bespoke atmospheric soundtrack by composer Oliver Vibrans
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Lay Reader to cycle virtual Mount Everest in support of motor neurone disease charity
First published on: 16th December 2021
Tim Burdon, Lay Reader at St Cuthbert’s Church in Allendale, will be undertaking a gruelling virtual cycle to the top of Mount Everest to raise money for the charity that helps his friend David, who has motor neurone disease (MND).
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Coat Rack at St John’s provides free coats to those in need this winter
First published on: 16th December 2021
Thursday 16 December 1-2pm in St John’s Church Hall, Sleekburn, is our last opening before Christmas, and we want to give away every coat!
Open Coat Rack at St John’s provides free coats to those in need this winter

Bishops Primary students rekindle friendships through the power of play
First published on: 14th December 2021
A project to improve the outdoor play areas at a primary school in South East Northumberland has had an unprecedented impact on the mental health and wellbeing of its pupils
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Church and community rallies in wake of Storm Arwen
First published on: 13th December 2021
Storm Arwen has not only shown us the power of nature but also how fragile the veneer of complex modern society is
Open Church and community rallies in wake of Storm Arwen

St Edmund’s receives Community Action Northumberland’s inaugural Aspire Award
First published on: 8th December 2021
Community Action Northumberland (CAN) has awarded its first ‘Aspire Award’ to St Edmund’s, Edmundbyers
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Grace Darling C of E welcomes initiative promoting reading for wellbeing
First published on: 3rd December 2021
A new community reading service is helping to bring stories to life for pupils and parents at a primary school in South East Northumberland
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National win for Wark C of E Primary School
First published on: 24th November 2021
A Northumberland Primary School is arriving at the House of Commons as winners in a national competition.
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St Paul's Community Partnership wins award!
First published on: 24th November 2021
St Paul's and the YMCA won 'Partnership of the Year'
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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.
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Bishop Christine's Thanksgiving and Farewell Service
First published on: 18th November 2021
A Service of Thanksgiving will be held on Sunday 21 November at 4pm in Newcastle Cathedral as we bid Bishop Christine farewell and ask God’s blessings on her retirement
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Archbishop of York delivers farewell speech to Bishop Christine during General Synod
First published on: 18th November 2021
The Archbishop of York delivers farewell speech to Bishop Christine during General Synod
Open Archbishop of York delivers farewell speech to Bishop Christine during General Synod

NCEAT launch new eco competition
First published on: 12th November 2021
The NCEAT have recently launched a competition to gather ideas on how to make their schools sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint
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St Hilda's Trust looking to support local charities
First published on: 17th November 2021
The next deadline for applications is Friday 26th November
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Hexham Abbey’s ‘On Angel Wings’ installation is a soaring success
First published on: 12th November 2021
Hexham Abbey’s stunning ‘On Angel Wings’ installation has raised more than £6,000 for charity
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Archbishop of York gives inaugural Hexham Abbey sermon during White Ribbon Sunday
First published on: 10th November 2021
Archbishop chooses inaugural Hexham Abbey sermon to challenge contemporary ‘macho’ attitudes and Bible passages which ‘excuse violence’ against women
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Bishop Christine reflects on her time as Bishop of Newcastle
First published on: 10th November 2021
As Bishop Christine prepares to retire, the 12th Bishop of Newcastle has taken some time to reflect on her last six years in our Diocese and the memories she will treasure.
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Remembrance Day Services 2021
First published on: 9th November 2021
Services and events marking Remembrance Sunday will take place across the diocese on Sunday 14 November
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C of E First School sees new foyer opened by Bishop of Newcastle
First published on: 8th November 2021
Archbishop Runcie CE First School, Gosforth welcomed The Bishop of Newcastle, The Right Revd Christine Hardman last week as she officially opened their new foyer
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Collation and Installation of Canons at Newcastle Cathedral
First published on: 7th November 2021
At Newcastle Cathedral this evening, seven Canons were collated by Bishop Christine and installed by the Dean of Newcastle, the Very Reverend Geoff Miller.
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North Tyneside church member receives 'Covid Acts of Kindness Community Award'
First published on: 5th November 2021
The regional public health campaign BeatCovidNE has today announced the winners of the ‘Covid Acts of Kindness Community Award’, including 73-year-old church goer Pamela Hood
Open North Tyneside church member receives 'Covid Acts of Kindness Community Award'

‘White Ribbon Sunday’ services to honour victims of domestic abuse
First published on: 4th November 2021
A number of locations in the North East will be hosting ‘White Ribbon Sunday’ services this November honouring and remembering all victims of domestic abuse
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Newcastle NHS staff join national cycle to raise awareness of climate emergency
First published on: 1st November 2021
Last week staff from hospitals in Newcastle took part in a cycle ride from London to Glasgow to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and air pollution
Open Newcastle NHS staff join national cycle to raise awareness of climate emergency

Rag’n’Bone Man uses Newcastle church for new music video
First published on: 29th October 2021
Excitement was in the air last week as popular RnB/blues singer Rag’n’Bone Man featured a Newcastle church in an upcoming music video
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