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The Archbishops' Commission: how to help families in your community

First published on: 13th October 2021

The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households has launched its public engagement phase


Inter Faith Week comes to Newcastle

First published on: 13th October 2021

A coach tour of Newcastle locations which represent the religious diversity of the city will be held  this November as part of national Inter Faith Week


Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week recap

First published on: 11th October 2021

As we reflect on a rigorous week of gift-giving, podcast listening and meeting new people, let’s look back at some of the wonderful ways people rose to the challenge and gave back during Generosity Week.


A step in the right direction as Bishop blesses pilgrims’ access to Cuddy’s Well

First published on: 4th October 2021

New steps and railings which link the Three-Churches Trail to an ancient holy well in Northumberland have be blessed by The Right Revd Bishop of Berwick, Mark Wroe


Mental health charity helps raise forest school from the ashes for local primary school

First published on: 30th September 2021

A local mental health charity has helped to make a group of schoolchildren’s dreams come true, bringing their vision for a brand-new forest school area to life after vandals destroyed their original site during lockdown


St Thomas’ pizza giveaway a huge success!

First published on: 29th September 2021

Students in Newcastle were well fed, both spiritually and physically, after St Thomas’ Church launched a welcome feast during Freshers Week


Northumberland CofE primary school launches appeal to support Afghan refugees

First published on: 28th September 2021

Shocked by the scenes on the news about the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan, pupils at a primary school in Northumberland have embodied the themes of Newcastle Diocese Generosity Week to lead social action, and are looking to encourage others to do the same


Pupils greet special visitor

First published on: 23rd September 2021

Bishop Mark has witnessed first-hand the resilience of pupils and teachers at two church schools in response to the disruption caused by Covid.


Cathedral hosts wonderful welcome service

First published on: 23rd September 2021

A joyful welcome service took place in September to formally collate and install our new Archdeacon of Northumberland.


Introducing our new Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer

First published on: 23rd September 2021

Cecilia (Ce) Pacitti explains how she is helping clergy and readers within our Diocese


Students get creative with pandemic exhibition

First published on: 23rd September 2021

Students at a Northumberland church school have created a series of multimedia exhibitions demonstrating the significant impact of Covid on our North East communities.


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.


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