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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.


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


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. 


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.


Commissioning Service welcomes new officers

First published on: 16th September 2021

Members of our community have been welcomed into their new roles within the Diocese


Lay ministry celebration set for next month

First published on: 16th September 2021

A celebratory service honouring lay ministry in our Diocese will take place in October


From Iona Abbey to Lindisfarne Priory

First published on: 15th 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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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’.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Once in a lifetime chance to see rare peal of bells

First published on: 20th 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.


Stories of Generosity

First published on: 20th July 2021

In just two months from now, we will be embarking on our first ever Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘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.


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. 


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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