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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Celebrate St Nicholas with Newcastle Cathedral’s Friends

First published on: 5th December 2023

This Advent, Newcastle Cathedral will host a series of festive activities inspired by St Nicholas, the holy figure who inspired Santa Claus and to whom the Cathedral is dedicated.

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Book launched in Fred’s memory will raise funds for Gosforth church

First published on: 4th December 2023

A book has been launched in memory of a man who dedicated many years of service to Newcastle Diocese.


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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Diocesan Advent Calendar 2023

First published on: 29th November 2023

This Advent / Christmas season, we have decided to create our own Advent Calendar with daily reflections from a range of different people across the Diocese. 

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New Director of Mission and Ministry for Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 19th November 2023

The Bishop of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr Richard Whaite is to be our next Director of Mission and Ministry.


Bishop Helen-Ann makes her maiden speech in the House of Lords

First published on: 14th November 2023

On 14 November 2023, Bishop Helen-Ann made her maiden speech in the House of Lords.

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Q&A with Bishop Helen-Ann

First published on: 7th November 2023

Bishop Helen-Ann answers questions asked by pupils at NCEA Dukes Secondary School, Ashington.

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Remembrance Day Services 2023

First published on: 7th November 2023

Services and events marking Remembrance Sunday will take place across the Diocese.

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Clergy community volunteers

First published on: 3rd November 2023

Meet the clergy who are taking on volunteering roles in their local communities

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Organist celebrates half a century of making music in Newcastle

First published on: 2nd November 2023

Organist,Aidan Evans, has been recognised by his church community after clocking up 50 years of dedicated service.

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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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Green Church Awards launched for 2024

First published on: 24th October 2023

Entries have opened for The Church Times' Green Church Awards 2024. 

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Israel and Gaza – Diocesan Statement

First published on: 17th October 2023

A statement from Bishop Helen-Ann and Bishop Mark about Israel and Gaza.

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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.


Brand new multi-faith prayer room opens at Newcastle International Airport

First published on: 12th October 2023

Newcastle International Airport has unveiled a brand-new multi-faith prayer room and quiet space. Bishop Helen-Ann was delighted to join other faith leaders from across the North East to mark the official opening.


St Michael’s Byker to be transformed into multi-million pound community hub

First published on: 4th October 2023

Plans have been unveiled for St Michael's church in the heart of Byker to be transformed into a state-of-the-art youth and community hub.

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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.


Archbishop to visit Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 27th September 2023

The former Archbishop of Canterbury will speak about Religious Poetry Today when he visits the Diocese next month.

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Families flock to service

First published on: 26th September 2023

Churchwarden and Authorised Lay Minister at St Peter's Falstone, Bellingham Deanery, reports on how Molly, Dolly and Polly inspired a family service based on ‘The Good Shepherd’.  


'Copes of Many Colours' Exhibition at Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 21st September 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming installation of the new Dean of Newcastle, the Revd Canon Lee Batson, an exhibition at Newcastle Cathedral is set to explore the intricate designs adorning the copes worn by its Dean and Residentiary Canons.

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Something Wonderful Charity Art Auction

First published on: 20th September 2023

Members of community art club ‘Something Wonderful’, a project from St. James Church, Benwell, are auctioning over 120 of their artworks in order to keep their club running.

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Newcastle Cathedral's Story Chair Empowers Women in Criminal Justice System

First published on: 11th September 2023

A unique 'Story Chair' was unveiled on Friday 8 September in the Crypt of Newcastle Cathedral - a collaboration between national social justice charity Changing Lives, the School of Design at Northumbria University, Newcastle Cathedral and the North East Probation Service was designed with women with first-hand experience of the criminal justice system, as an abstract representation of their stories.

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Singers turn out in numbers for BBC Songs of Praise in Newcastle

First published on: 23rd August 2023

Almost 500 people turned out to sing as the BBC brought Songs of Praise to Newcastle. 

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Rising Sun Festival brings neighbours together

First published on: 22nd August 2023

Churches in Newcastle Diocese have joined together for a special festival which saw children and families engage in fun and creative activities. 

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Silver success for church with clear environmental goals

First published on: 10th August 2023

A church in Newcastle Diocese has set its sights on gold after securing the silver award as part of the Eco Church initiative.


Talented musicians are In Harmony

First published on: 10th August 2023

The In Harmony Project, West Newcastle Symphony Orchestra, visited St. Matthew’s Elswick, Newcastle, for their Summer Community Concert.

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Seeking, Sharing, and Sending in our communities

First published on: 10th August 2023

As we reflect on the Diocesan vision for turning outwards in mission and ministry and becoming younger and more diverse, the Revd Julie Mooney explains how this vision is being lived out at Church of the Good Shepherd, Battle Hill.

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Church Commissioners' oil and gas decision - a diocesan response

First published on: 10th August 2023

The Church Commissioners for England, which manages the Church of England’s £10.3bn endowment fund, has decided to exclude all remaining oil and gas majors from its portfolio.


Pele Trust trips provide opportunities for school pupils

First published on: 10th August 2023

Pupils at a group of primary schools have experienced different cultures following visits to Spain and Greece.

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