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Protecting the long-term future of two Tynedale schools
First published on: 7th February 2019
Governors at two Church of England first schools have approved plans to share the leadership of one headteacher.Under the plan, which comes into effect after the Easter holidays, headteacher of Corbridge First School, Jennifer Ainsley will take on th
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Anti-Semitism: Our Problem?
First published on: 4th February 2019
Anti-Semitism is again headline news. As Christians, as reconcilers, as people working for peace in the world, it is vital that we are equipped to help and support our Jewish friends and neighbours. In late January the Diocesan Committee for Interfai
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Archbishop encourages all to share in the Pilgrim journey this Lent
First published on: 1st February 2019
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is encouraging all to share in the Church of Englands LentPilgrim journey.Written by Bishop Steven Croft, co-author of the Pilgrim Course, the Pilgrim Journeys: The Beatitudes, provides a short daily reflection
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#LoveNewcastle: United against hate
First published on: 29th January 2019
United against hatred - these faith leaders in Newcastle, including the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, stood shoulder to shoulder to condemn the hate-fuelled vandalism of an Islamic school.The Bahr Academy on the former By
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Towards A Safer Church: Safeguarding Concerns
First published on: 28th January 2019
The Safeguarding Team is often asked when it should be contacted in relation to safeguarding concerns. Reproduced above is a flow chart taken from the new Parish Safeguarding Handbook, which should help answer this question (the flow chart
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Bishop Christine says North East deserves efficient railway system
First published on: 23rd January 2019
The North East needs and deserves and fast and efficient railway system, says the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman.Bishop Christine was speaking today in the House of Lords where she highlighted poor LNER punctuality and call
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'growing church bringing hope' update
First published on: 22nd January 2019
The Revd Canon Ian Flintoft, Director of Discipleship and Ministry for Mission, writes about the work taking place in relation to the Prayer, Leading your Church into Growth and Impact strands of our 'growing church bringing hope' vision.Impact Stran
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From lost cause to MBE
First published on: 21st January 2019
The dawn of a New Year sparks a desire in many people to make positive changes in a bid to improve their lives. Whether thats a commitment to deepen faith and spirituality, or simply a pledge to go to the gym more, these resolutions will shape their
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Urgent appeal for – LEGO!
First published on: 18th January 2019
An appeal for donations of Lego has been issued for a project to help bring children and families together in the west end of Newcastle.Children and Families Missioner for the Diocese of Newcastle, Jacqueline Atkinson was inspired after a chance meet
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Bamburgh church hosts royal visit
First published on: 16th January 2019
Princess Anne Princess Anne visited St Aidans Church, Bamburgh as part of a tour marking the heroism of Grace Darling.HRH Princess Royal holds the title of Master of Trinity House, the official lighthouse of the UK
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Welcome to Ben, Claire and Jennifer
First published on: 14th January 2019
A special service was held at Newcastle Cathedral to welcome three new people to ministries within our Diocese.Bishop Christine licensed and commissioned Revd Ben Doolan as leader of the Diocesan Resource Church (Associate Priest to Newcastle Cathedr
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More than 500 people pack Newcastle church for Christingle service
First published on: 1st January 2019
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Domestic Abuse Champions
First published on: 10th December 2018
Twenty members of laity and clergy attended Domestic Abuse Champion training in November at the Police and Crime Commissioners Office.They will join an extensive network (over 850) of Champions who have been trained since 2013 within the public, priv
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Bishop of Newcastle appoints new Archdeacon of Northumberland
First published on: 9th December 2018
The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman is pleased to announce that the Reverend Mark Wroe is to be the new Archdeacon of Northumberland.Mark, 49, has been Acting Archdeacon since the beginning of this year following the appoint
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Following a Divine Order
First published on: 17th November 2018
The Rt Revd Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford, celebrates the centenary of a calling to missionary serviceAt 9.30 am on Saturday, 10 November 2019, my wife and I took a walk on Tynemouths Longsands beach, followed by a short time of prayer at Holy S
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Safeguarding Training
First published on: 12th November 2018
I enjoyed the session, it wasnt what I expected, I found the group discussions really helpful, it was good to talk with other people These are just some of the comments that were made following a recent safeguarding training session. If you havent at
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Marking 100 years since the end of the Great War
First published on: 6th November 2018
Churches across the diocese will be leading services on Sunday November 11 to commemorate the centenary of World War One.This Sunday marks 100 years since the Great War ended.Many churches are displaying poppies to honour the fallen and services will
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Bishops, MPs and civic leaders gather for Dean's installation
First published on: 20th October 2018
Hundreds gathered at Newcastle Cathedral this weekend as the Venerable Geoff Miller was installed as Dean of Newcastle.Geoff, 62, was previously Archdeacon of Northumberland before being appointed Dean earlier this year. The special service took plac
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New Director of Initial Ministerial Education appointed
First published on: 3rd October 2018
The Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle are pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper as the new Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.In this role, she will lead the programme of training for a diverse and gro
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Parish Safeguarding Handbook
First published on: 13th August 2018
Each parish has now received an electronic copy of the nationally produced Parish Safeguarding Handbook.This handbook outlines the safeguarding responsibilities for parishes based on the House of Bishops Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance. A
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Bishop of Newcastle appoints the new Dean of Newcastle
First published on: 2nd July 2018
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New resource to help children explore North East churches
First published on: 2nd July 2018
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Ordinations 2018
First published on: 2nd July 2018
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Some Questions ~ Towards a Safer Church
First published on: 20th June 2018
Safeguarding whilst Out and About Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do and it is the responsibility of all of us. We are approaching the time when groups may be going out and about over the summer. Whether you are on a day visit, a r
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