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Northumberland CofE primary school launches appeal to support Afghan refugees
First published on: 28th September 2021
Shocked by the scenes on the news about the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan, pupils at a primary school in Northumberland have embodied the themes of Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week to lead social action, and are looking to encourage others to do the same
Open Northumberland CofE primary school launches appeal to support Afghan refugees

Christmas and Advent 2021 resources
First published on: 28th September 2021
The Church of England has announced its Advent and Christmas theme for 2021 – ‘At the heart of Christmas’
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Pupils greet special visitor
First published on: 25th September 2021
Bishop Mark has witnessed first-hand the resilience of pupils and teachers at two church schools in response to the disruption caused by Covid.
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Cathedral hosts wonderful welcome service
First published on: 27th September 2021
A joyful welcome service took place in September to formally collate and install our new Archdeacon of Northumberland.
Open Cathedral hosts wonderful welcome service

Introducing our new Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer
First published on: 25th September 2021
Cecilia (Ce) Pacitti explains how she is helping clergy and readers within our Diocese
Open Introducing our new Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer

Students get creative with pandemic exhibition
First published on: 24th September 2021
Students at a Northumberland church school have created a series of multimedia exhibitions demonstrating the significant impact of Covid on our North East communities.
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Newcastle to host YCCN pilgrimage for climate justice
First published on: 23rd September 2021
In early October, Newcastle will be hosting young Christians on a pilgrimage which has spanned the length of the country.
Open Newcastle to host YCCN pilgrimage for climate justice

Mayor of North Tyneside welcomes new priest to Shiremoor
First published on: 22nd September 2021
The Elected Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfearn CBE recently visited St Mark’s to welcome the church’s new Priest in Charge, Revd Dr Rae Caro, to her role
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Safeguarding Sunday: 10th October 2021
First published on: 16th September 2021
‘Safeguarding Sunday’ is an ecumenical initiative supported by the Church of England, and this year will be marked on 10th October 2021. 
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Multi Academy Trust celebrates launch of four new schools
First published on: 16th September 2021
Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust (NCEAT) has celebrated the start of the new academic year with the launch of four new primary schools.
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Commissioning Service welcomes new officers
First published on: 17th September 2021
Members of our community have been welcomed into their new roles within the Diocese
Open Commissioning Service welcomes new officers

Lay ministry celebration set for next month
First published on: 18th September 2021
A celebratory service honouring lay ministry in our Diocese will take place in October
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From Iona Abbey to Lindisfarne Priory
First published on: 19th September 2021
Our spiritual home is the little Island of Iona, where my wife and I had our honeymoon over 50 years ago just off the south western tip of Scotland’s west coast Island of Mull.
Open From Iona Abbey to Lindisfarne Priory

How to support Afghan refugees in the North East
First published on: 14th September 2021
The Church of England, in response to recent events, has provided online material to help people in the North East welcome Afghan refugees in the community.
Open How to support Afghan refugees in the North East

New appointment for Generous Giving
First published on: 13th September 2021
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Leanne Conway-Wilcox as Generous Giving Adviser.
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Welcome the European Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the North East this October!
First published on: 13th September 2021
Pilgrims journeying from Poland to Glasgow will arrive in Newcastle this October as part of their efforts in raising awareness of climate change.
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How to be an Anna Chaplain when the doors are locked
First published on: 13th September 2021
Joan Grenfell details how she continued to be an Anna Chaplain for St George's Church throughout lockdown
Open How to be an Anna Chaplain when the doors are locked

Spotlight on Northumberland National Park churches
First published on: 9th September 2021
Ten churches nestled in Northumberland National Park feature in a new online guide
Open Spotlight on Northumberland National Park churches

New Diocesan Intern Officer
First published on: 8th September 2021
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Jo Trickey as Diocesan Intern Officer.
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Church opens 'lifeline' Baby Bank
First published on: 8th September 2021
A vital service offering support to new parents who are struggling to afford essentials for their babies has been launched by a North Tyneside church.
Open Church opens 'lifeline' Baby Bank

Bishop Christine to receive 'Freedom of the City' award
First published on: 2nd September 2021
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman has become the first Faith Leader to be granted Newcastle’s ‘Freedom of the City’.
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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.
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Bishop Christine announces the date of her retirement
First published on: 14th August 2021
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, after six years as Bishop of Newcastle, has announced that she is to retire from her role at the end of November.
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Appeal for old candles
First published on: 10th August 2021
The founder of a Northumberland-based charity which recycles part-used candles into new ones is appealing for donations.
Open Appeal for old candles

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.
Open Making our economy work for everyone

New director appointed for Shepherds Dene
First published on: 28th July 2021
The trustees of Shepherds Dene Retreat House in Riding Mill, the retreat house for the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle, are delighted to announce the appointment of a new director.
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Once in a lifetime chance to see rare peal of bells
First published on: 23rd 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.
Open Once in a lifetime chance to see rare peal of bells

Stories of Generosity
First published on: 21st July 2021
In just two months from now, we will be embarking on our first ever Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week!
Open Stories of Generosity

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.
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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.
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