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Church & Community in Shilbottle: A chronicle of 900 years
First published on: 22nd June 2021
Shilbottle’s most usual claim to fame is that its coal fed the fires of Buckingham Palace but now, Colin Gough’s research into the parish life and history shows that it has much else of which it can be proud. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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The Way of Light - photos
First published on: 21st May 2021
A wonderful sunny start to the day as Bishop Christine, Bishop Mark, Bishop Paul (Durham), Bishop Sarah (Jarrow) and friends set off from St Oswald's Church in Heavenfield towards Durham on the Way of Light.
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Bishop of Newcastle appoints new Archdeacon of Northumberland
First published on: 16th May 2021
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman is pleased to announce that the Reverend Canon Rachel Wood is to be the new Archdeacon of Northumberland.
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Appeal for information after six-foot high remembrance crucifix stolen
First published on: 13th May 2021
The vicar of a Newcastle city church is appealing for information after a six foothiugh broze cross, situated in a remembrance garden next to his church, was stolen overnight.
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Bishop Andrew Alexander Kenny Graham, RIP
First published on: 10th May 2021
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Bishop Alec Graham on Sunday 9th May, 2021.
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Two key appointments for the Diocese of Newcastle
First published on: 7th May 2021
The Diocese of Newcastle is delighted to announce two new appointments. Ce Pacitti has been appointed as Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer and Nicola Denyer as Lay Ministry Development Officer.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Changes in Communications
First published on: 12th April 2021
The Dioceses of Newcastle and Durham are to merge their communications teams to give the Church of England a stronger voice in the North East of England.
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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.
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Dear Reverend Steve
First published on: 26th March 2021
Pupils and staff at Humshaugh Church of England First School held a very moving memorial service for the Reverend Steve Wilkinson.
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Easter Joy in a Bag
First published on: 24th March 2021
We were delighted to be able to offer our local primary and first schools a rather different present this year: a Bag of Easter Joy as a gift from the churches near them.
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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.
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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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Historic England awards Delaval Parish £316,000
First published on: 2nd March 2021
Historic England has awarded a grant of £316,000 towards the restoration of Seaton Delaval Park and Garden.
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Hexham Abbey wins grant for repairs to 1,300 year old Saxon Crypt
First published on: 24th February 2021
Hexham Abbey has received a financial boost from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Church and community come together to help children’s home-learning
First published on: 24th February 2021
The communities of the united benefice of Ovingham and Wylam have funded 17 laptops for Ovingham Middle School in just 36 hours.
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Canon Professor Dr. John Bull RIP
First published on: 28th January 2021
It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that Canon Professor Dr. John Bull died on Friday 22nd January, 2021.
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New Bishop of Berwick consecrated at York Minster
First published on: 6th January 2021
The Right Reverend Mark Wroe, formerly Archdeacon of Northumberland, has been consecrated at York Minster as the new Suffragan Bishop of Berwick.
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Bishop of Berwick's consecration to be live-streamed from York Minster
First published on: 21st December 2020
The Venerable Mark Wroe, currently Archdeacon of Northumberland, will be consecrated as the next Suffragan Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle at York Minster at 11am on Tuesday 5 January 2021, the Eve of the Feast of the Epiphany.
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Two's Company: telephone befriending service
First published on: 16th December 2020
‘Two’s Company’ was launched in April and is a telephone befriending tool for churches based on a framework already established for the ‘Linking Lives’ home visiting projects.
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Christmas comes early for two churches!
First published on: 15th December 2020
Two much-loved churches in our diocese are to share in a £483,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust. 
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Bishop's Christmas Appeal
First published on: 11th December 2020
A year ago, news came to us daily of the long journeys taken by refugees and asylum seekers who were travelling away from their homes which had been ravaged by war. 
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