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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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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.
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Sensory paradise for church school PMLD pupils
First published on: 14th July 2021
A teacher at a church school in South East Northumberland for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) is helping pupils to take miraculous steps towards a better, more independent way of living by getting creative with items typically found around the house.
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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.
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‘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.
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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.
Open Appeal for information after six-foot high remembrance crucifix stolen

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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