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Primary pupils and conservationists join forces to clean local beach

First published on: 3rd May 2022

A primary school in Ashington has partnered with conservation experts from a local diving centre to help clean up one of South East Northumberland’s most popular beaches in the aftermath of the school holidays


Former Bishop of Newcastle receives honorary role

First published on: 3rd May 2022

Congratulations to Bishop Christine who has been appointed as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St Albans


Students go behind the scenes of region’s biggest employers

First published on: 28th April 2022

Pupils at Duke’s Secondary School in Ashington have been gaining valuable insight into what goes on behind the scenes at some of our region’s employers as part of an ‘Industry Insight’ event.


Priest offers prayers at Iftar Dinner

First published on: 26th April 2022

Revd Catherine Macpherson of St Mary’s Blyth offered prayers at a community centre’s first ever Iftar Dinner, held to mark the breaking of fast during Ramadan.


A right royal day out!

First published on: 22nd April 2022

Magical scenes greeted Shirley Brown and Baz Dowsett at Windsor Castle as they were gifted Maundy money by HRH Prince Charles.


Easter Banner of Hope success at St Mary’s, Fawdon

First published on: 20th April 2022

They have had 875 donations from across the community and congregation


An evening of thanks for NHS and frontline heroes

First published on: 13th April 2022

A service of commemoration and reflection was held in Hexham Abbey to thank NHS staff and frontline workers for their bravery and determination throughout the Covid pandemic. 


Bishop Mark's Easter Message 2022

First published on: 13th April 2022

Bishop Mark speaks of a love which has conquered death, bringing a message of hope this Easter. 


Jill Halfpenny visits North East for BBC Easter show

First published on: 12th April 2022

Hexham Abbey, Holy Island and Cuddy’s Well all feature in an Easter-themed BBC programme starring Jill Halfpenny


Fairtrade award success for C of E primary school

First published on: 1st April 2022

A primary school in South East Northumberland has taken its first steps towards becoming a certified ‘Eco School’ after receiving the FairAware Award from the Fairtrade Foundation


Newcastle Diocese marks National Day of Reflection

First published on: 29th March 2022

Messages and photos were placed at 'walls of reflections' across the nation last week as the Church of England acknowledged the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown.


New Anna Chaplains commissioned in special service

First published on: 29th March 2022

Newcastle Cathedral welcomed two new Anna Chaplains in a special commissioning service


Royal Maundy money honour for members of Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 29th March 2022

Two people from our Diocese will be presented with Maundy money in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to their communities


United in Prayer for Ukraine

First published on: 25th March 2022

On 3rd April 2022, Christian Aid is inviting churches across Britain and Ireland to join together in an act of witness to pray and light candles for Ukraine, for an end to the conflict and for all those affected by the terrible impact of war.


Newcastle welcome Winchester link diocese

First published on: 24th March 2022

By Nic Denyer, Lay Ministry Development Officer and Ce Pacitti, Continuing Ministerial Formation Officer


Revd Rae steps out in support of sexual abuse survivors

First published on: 24th March 2022

A North Tyneside priest has raised more than £1,200 for Rape Crisis after completing a 30-day running challenge


Diocese of Newcastle stops investing in fossil fuels

First published on: 22nd March 2022

As part of the Diocese of Newcastle ongoing pledge to tackle the climate emergency and become net-zero carbon by 2030, it has joined a growing list of dioceses which have announced divestment plans and committed their support to Operation Noah's Bright Now campaign


Homes for Ukraine - information session for North East Churches

First published on: 18th March 2022

As you know, the situation in Ukraine is desperate and the need for help with the humanitarian effort grows daily.


Geordie Hospital star reflects on Channel 4 success

First published on: 15th March 2022

Head of Chaplaincy at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Revd Capt Katie Watson starred in Channel 4 "Geordie Hospital" which ended its six-episode run in February.


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

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