A message from Bishop Christine: It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Canon Carol Wolstenholme died today in hospital, where she was being treated for cancer.
A vicar who went â€˜above and beyond the call of dutyâ€™ during lockdown has been rewarded for his efforts by the local community.
RainbowsÂ of pom poms are adorning the churches of Upper Pont, Northumberland thanks to a community project.
Trauma-informed Ministry in a time of COVID, delivered by the Tragedy and Congregations Team:The Revd Dr Carla Grosch-MillerThe Revd Hilary IsonProfessor Christopher Southgate.Since 2017 the team has delivered 20 training days in various se
Systemic facilitator and trainer Revd Hilary Ison offers further insights gained from her work as part of the Tragedy and Congregations team.Stress is exhaustingAs we ease out of lockdown, I wonder what your reaction was when it was announced that ch
Please see below a joint statement from the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman and the Bishop of Berwick, the Right Reverend Mark Tanner
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, today issued this statement following the sad news of the death of Jack Charlton.
The Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, the Venerable Peter Robinson is to leave his role in the â?¦
*Spouse: in the context of this paper I am using the term spouse to refer to, and be inclusive of, the diversity of partnerships which exist through being in relationship with a member of the clergy. Clergy mental wellbeing has, for some time, gather
Helen Averill, who runs the Clergy Transitions Service, reflects on change and transition in relation to the effect of the Covid pandemic and the process of adjustment and gradual moving forward.TransitionNoun: the process or a period of changin
The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, today issued this statement following the sad news of the death of Jack Charlton."Weve learned with great sadness that Jack Charltons life came to an end on Friday. Jack Charlton was a
St Lukes Virtual Clergy Wellbeing ProgrammeUnderstanding the body: A Christian approach to managing anxiety In the second of this series of reflections on managing anxiety, Michle Hampson shows us how we can incorporate a spiritual dimension into sim
Id like to introduce myself. Im Mark Bagnall, the Dioceses new Safeguarding Training Officer. My role is to ensure that the Foundation and Leadership modules are delivered in the Diocese. This is carried out in conjunction with the volunteer trainers
After so many weeks of being constricted, and of fearing the possibility of an unseen but life- threatening virus, it is no surprise that feelings run high some days. Our internal limbic brain systems have been functioning on high alert, and the natu
Please see below a joint statement from the Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman and the Bishop of Berwick, the Right Reverend Mark Tanner following the Governments announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for pu
Michele Hampson shows how creating a safe space can help us respond to stress and anxiety, starting with an understanding of our natural biological reactions. A safe space is one we can picture in detail and that we associate with a sense of peace. I
Bishop Christine has paid tribute to volunteers who have kept people safe during the Covid crisis.She said the efforts of volunteers throughout our Diocese have been an inspiration.Their work to support community services have kept us going and would
St Lukes Virtual Clergy Wellbeing ProgrammeHere be dragonsSystemic facilitator and trainer Revd Hilary Ison shares reflections on responses to trauma to help us navigate these challenging times.On a walk recently I was very glad of a map I had with m
By the Revd Sarah Hills, St Mary's Parish Church, Holy IslandI have been feeling, like very many of us over the last week, angry, sad, bewildered. George Floyd in Minneapolis died being held down, kneeled on, struggling for breath. Touch comes i
Message from Bishop ChristineI am pleased to announce that Carol Butler, a specialist in safeguarding and risk management, is the new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, succeeding Ruth Rogan who retires from the role at the end of this month. We have bee
Coping with the current pandemic isnt easy, for most it is a challenge, but for some the impact has been much greater. Deterioration in mental health continues to be a concern as this crisis continues.The need to f
For many people the idea of change is very threatening and a source of fear, even when there may also be some excitement involved too. Both positive and negative changes can be sources of stress. Our diocese is seeing many changes right now, with the
An influential panel of MPs, peers and bishops, including Bishop Christine, has called on the government to release more women from prison during the coronavirus pandemic.More than 40 parliamentarians have put their names to a letter to the
Thy Kingdom Come (TKC), launched today (21st May) has been radically revamped due to Covid-19.TKC has been tailored to enable churches, families and individuals to pray and worship in their homes, through a suite of adapted resources, in line with so
The Reverend David Glover has been formally instituted into his role as the new Rector of Hexham by the Bishop of Newcastle.The institution service led by the Right Reverend Christine Hardman would normally have taken place inside Hexham Abbey, but i
For obvious reasons, we have not been able to celebrate Christian Aid Week in the normal way this year. No house-to-house collections, no coffee mornings, lunches or other get togethers, but at St Nicholas, Gosforth, we were determined to do all we c
While the country is in lockdown, Humshaugh Church of England First School, Northumberland remains open operating with a small team of staff to keep the school running for those children who absolutely need to attend. Pupil numbers in school are very
The Reverend David Glover will formally become the new Rector of Hexham later this week when he is instituted into his new role by the Bishop of Newcastle.The ceremony, which would normally take place inside Hexham Abbey, will instead be conducted ov
View video here of Bishop Mark speaking to Bishop Christine about his new appointment.The Right Reverend Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the next Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Right Reverend Dr Peter Foster who retired last S
The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon, as it has done regularly throughout the current pandemic, and continued to review advice to clergy on the Churchs efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the vulnerable and health s