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Responding to Ukraine

First published on: 15th March 2022

Bishop Mark offers three ways we can respond as we continue to watch the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine.


Newcastle Diocese responds to Ukraine

First published on: 3rd March 2022

Churches across the diocese have been praying and raising funds in aid of the people of Ukraine


Iconic Newcastle church nears re-opening after essential renovations

First published on: 1st March 2022

Major works to transform St Thomas Newcastle into a Resource Church hub for our Diocese are nearing completion.


#LiveLent resources

First published on: 1st March 2022

The national Church has released a wealth of resources for this year’s Live Lent theme ‘Embracing Justice’


“It is a huge privilege to share in so many children's lives”

First published on: 28th February 2022

Founder of charity helping Palestine’s destitute children reflects on his God-given mission


A Prayer for Ukraine

First published on: 24th February 2022

In response to the Russian attack on Ukraine, Bishop Mark has released the following statement.


The Oswin Project at Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 24th February 2022

The Oswin Project was founded, as our strap line indicates, to give second chances to those who have been in prison


Love Grace Bags - church and community in action

First published on: 23rd February 2022

Many will be aware through media reports, of the murder of Grace Millane in New Zealand in December 2018 on the eve of her 22nd birthday


St Mary's receives bronze Eco award!

First published on: 22nd February 2022

Taking care of God's Creation is an integral part of Christian life and environmental issues are an established part of ministry and mission


A Century of Wedding Gowns at Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 16th February 2022

A stunning new exhibition celebrating changes in wedding gown fashions throughout the decades opened today in the historic setting of Newcastle Cathedral


Church school announces major new partnership with national housebuilder

First published on: 16th February 2022

Duke’s Secondary School in South East Northumberland has announced an exciting new partnership with UK housebuilding giant, Bellway


Northumberland church school welcomes new sensory suite

First published on: 9th February 2022

An investment into state-of-the-art sensory equipment is reaping rewards for children enrolled in the early years provision at William Leech C of E Primary School


Churches launch new community project with Valentine’s event

First published on: 7th February 2022

As part of a new project based out of Rising Sun Country Park five neighbouring churches are working together to aid and support their community


New group set-up to support Heaton church

First published on: 3rd February 2022

St Gabriel’s Church is a beautiful and historic building, a pivotal part of the Heaton community since 1899.


Church House achieves a silver Eco award

First published on: 27th January 2022

The diocesan offices at Church House have been awarded a silver Eco Church award


Primary pupils embark on training course to become Mini Medics

First published on: 26th January 2022

Pupils at a church school in Ashington have taken part in a cutting-edge training course to become ‘Mini Medics’


How MINE is working with St Thomas’ to support the youth in Newcastle

First published on: 25th January 2022

In late 2019 Joel, the youth worker from St Thomas’, discussed joining in with MINE youth work in Byker and Walker


Head of Chaplaincy stars in new TV series ‘Geordie Hospital’

First published on: 14th January 2022

The Head of Chaplaincy at the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is taking a starring role in Channel 4’s docuseries ‘Geordie Hospital’


Diocese announces new Priest in Charge at Allendale with Whitfield

First published on: 12th January 2022

The Diocese of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Revd Martin Naylor will be taking on the role


From pastor to patient

First published on: 12th January 2022

Revd Canon Geoff Purcell Smith, Priest-in-Charge at St John’s Shotley, writes about a recent visit to hospital which reignited some memories of his early ministry


Bishop Mark delivers his 2021 Christmas Message

First published on: 22nd December 2021

Listen to Bishop Mark’s Christmas message for 2021 as he reflects on what is really #AtTheHeartOfChristmas.


Church creates ‘rubbish’ nativity using recycled litter

First published on: 22nd December 2021

The Benwell and Scotswood Team Parish have created the most unique nativity in the North East, fashioning the traditional scene out of recycled litter


Finding the next Bishop of Newcastle

First published on: 17th December 2021

We invite you to help in the process of finding the next Bishop of Newcastle, following Bishop Christine’s retirement last month.


Newcastle Cathedral reveals festive light installation ‘The Stars Come Out At Night’

First published on: 16th December 2021

This Friday Newcastle Cathedral will launch their ‘The Stars Come Out At Night’ event, promising an enchanting sound and light installation accompanied by a bespoke atmospheric soundtrack by composer Oliver Vibrans


Lay Reader to cycle virtual Mount Everest in support of motor neurone disease charity

First published on: 16th December 2021

Tim Burdon, Lay Reader at St Cuthbert’s Church in Allendale, will be undertaking a gruelling virtual cycle to the top of Mount Everest to raise money for the charity that helps his friend David, who has motor neurone disease (MND).


Coat Rack at St John’s provides free coats to those in need this winter

First published on: 16th December 2021

Thursday 16 December 1-2pm in St John’s Church Hall, Sleekburn, is our last opening before Christmas, and we want to give away every coat!


Bishops Primary students rekindle friendships through the power of play

First published on: 14th December 2021

A project to improve the outdoor play areas at a primary school in South East Northumberland has had an unprecedented impact on the mental health and wellbeing of its pupils


Church and community rallies in wake of Storm Arwen

First published on: 13th December 2021

Storm Arwen has not only shown us the power of nature but also how fragile the veneer of complex modern society is


St Edmund’s receives Community Action Northumberland’s inaugural Aspire Award

First published on: 8th December 2021

Community Action Northumberland (CAN) has awarded its first ‘Aspire Award’ to St Edmund’s, Edmundbyers


Grace Darling C of E welcomes initiative promoting reading for wellbeing

First published on: 3rd December 2021

A new community reading service is helping to bring stories to life for pupils and parents at a primary school in South East Northumberland


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