Shining a light on St Michael’s Byker

First published on: 26th May 2021

An iconic church in Newcastle’s East End which had fallen into a state of disrepair will soon be back in the spotlight thanks to an ambitious project.

Open Synod Forum: LIVING IN LOVE & FAITH

First published on: 25th May 2021

An Open Synod Forum which will begin to look at Living in Love and Faith (LLF) takes place on Thursday 10 June.

Three recipients in our Diocese receive the Maundy money

First published on: 26th April 2021

Three people nominated by Bishop Christine in our Diocese for their exemplary Christian service within the community have received the Maundy money this year.

Kemps in Killingworth!

First published on: 26th April 2021

Celebrity father and son Martin and Roman Kemp paid a visit to St John’s Killingworth during filming for a TV programme which delved into their family history.

Double celebration for Hexham Abbey

First published on: 26th April 2021

Hexham Abbey reopens after the completion of vital repairs to its roof - and celebrated being awarded almost £300,000 in grant funding

Diocese pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

First published on: 26th April 2021

Together as a Diocese and a nation we have joined in prayer to mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

Transforming St Thomas'

First published on: 29th March 2021

Exciting plans are underway at St Thomas’ Newcastle as works begin on transforming the building into a Resource Church Hub for mission and ministry in the diocese.

Diocese partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to give thanks after a Covid vaccine

First published on: 9th March 2021

The Diocese of Newcastle has partnered with aid and development charity Christian Aid to give people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world.

Voices of Faith: Everybody on the Planet

First published on: 8th March 2021

In late February, members of the Voices of Faith group met online to hear three talks and to ask questions of the panellists on the topic 'Everybody on the Planet'. 

New Bishop of Berwick consecrated at York Minster

First published on: 6th January 2021

The Right Reverend Mark Wroe, formerly Archdeacon of Northumberland, has been consecrated at York Minster as the new Suffragan Bishop of Berwick.

Bishop of Berwick's consecration to be live-streamed from York Minster

First published on: 21st December 2020

The Venerable Mark Wroe, currently Archdeacon of Northumberland, will be consecrated as the next Suffragan Bishop of Berwick in the Diocese of Newcastle at York Minster at 11am on Tuesday 5 January 2021, the Eve of the Feast of the Epiphany.

Christmas comes early for two churches!

First published on: 15th December 2020

Two much-loved churches in our diocese are to share in a £483,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust. 

Award for Street Zero founder’s bid to end homelessness

First published on: 9th December 2020

Bishop Christine has sent her personal congratulations to the founder of Newcastle Homeless Commission, Bob Eldridge MBE, who has been named Charity Leader of the Year in the North East Charity Awards.

Christmas in a Bag

First published on: 8th December 2020

Our wonderful Children and Youth Task Group are making sure youngsters in our diocese know ‘Christmas is not cancelled’ this year!

Festivals of Light appeal

First published on: 2nd December 2020

The Festivals of Light event – which is supported by the diocese – is still going ahead this year with some major changes.

Messy Church home invasion!

First published on: 1st December 2020

In the midst of the Covid pandemic, churches are creatively finding ways to continue engaging with people across their parishes. And the latest initiative by The Revd Benjamin Carter and his team from the Parishes by the Wall is certainly keeping the younger members of his community entertained.

Christmas is coming

First published on: 30th November 2020

Christmas is coming….. directly to the homes of school children in the Willington Team area this year.

Remembrance 2020

First published on: 9th November 2020

A video message from Bishop Christine

Mark rewarded for lockdown efforts

First published on: 4th November 2020

A vicar who went ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ during lockdown has been rewarded for his efforts by the local community.

There's a pom pom for everyone

First published on: 3rd November 2020

Rainbows of pom poms are adorning the churches of Upper Pont, Northumberland thanks to a community project.

Jack Charlton RIP

First published on: 11th July 2020

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

Reopening of church buildings for public worship in Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 23rd June 2020

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

Bishop Christine thanks 'inspirational' volunteers during Covid crisis

First published on: 22nd June 2020

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

A touch of love or a touch that kills?

First published on: 8th June 2020

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

Carol Butler appointed new Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

First published on: 5th June 2020

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

MPs, peers and bishops call on government to release more women from prison

First published on: 22nd May 2020

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

First published on: 21st May 2020

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

Introducing the new Rector of Hexham

First published on: 15th May 2020

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

An egg-straordinary event for Christian Aid Week

First published on: 14th May 2020

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

School life at Humshaugh during lockdown

First published on: 14th May 2020

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

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