Illuminated Sheep at Newcastle Cathedral: An Invitation to Participate 

First published on: 11th July 2024

In October, Newcastle Cathedral will host the Illuminated Sheep artwork by artist Deepa Mann-Kler, The Cathedral would like to use the period before the installation goes live to showcase the work the Church is doing, particularly in our more rural communities.  One way you can do this is by ‘decorating’ the sheep for a one-week period and having a display about your ministry alongside it.


Vacancy goes live as part of new LGBTQI+ chaplaincy service in Newcastle Diocese

First published on: 9th July 2024

A new chaplaincy service to support the LGBTQI+ community is being established within Newcastle Diocese.


Holy Trinity Jesmond links with local schools through Lifepath

First published on: 8th July 2024

160 Year 4 children, five primary schools, two days of drama, craft and prayer workshops and an insight into the life of St Aidan can only mean one thing: Lifepath returns to Holy Trinity Jesmond.

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Bishop Helen-Ann supports safeguarding motion at General Synod

First published on: 8th July 2024

“I am grateful to have had further to engage with victims and survivors and +Joanne and all who are working to make us a safer Church and exemplar of best practice.” Bishop Helen-Ann spoke at Synod this morning, supporting item number 22 on safeguarding. 

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Ordinations 2024 - Welcoming five of our new deacons

First published on: 30th June 2024

Five of our new deacons were ordained at Newcastle Cathedral this afternoon by Bishop Helen-Ann.


Ordinations 2024 - Joy as new priests ordained

First published on: 29th June 2024

There was great joy at Newcastle Cathedral earlier today as three new priests were ordained by Bishop Mark.


A Service Celebrating Women's Ministry in our Diocese

First published on: 24th June 2024

On Sunday 23 June, a wonderful service took place at Newcastle Cathedral celebrating women’s ministry in our Diocese, both past and present.

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Bishop Helen-Ann reflects on the parallels between ultra-running and religion

First published on: 24th June 2024

Territorio Trail Media, a Spanish media company which specialises in trail running, recently interviewed Bishop Helen-Ann after recognising her passion for running and avid following of both the Spine Race and Barkley Marathons.

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Cathedral Celebration this Sunday to mark 30 Years of Women as Priests

First published on: 21st June 2024

​​​​​​​This Sunday, 23 June, four women will be installed as Canons at Newcastle Cathedral in a service celebrating 30 years of the ordination of female priests in the Church of England.

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‘It’s been an absolute privilege’ – Karenza to move on after three decades

First published on: 21st June 2024

A key figure who has led the North East Religious Learning Resources Centre (NERLRC) for more than 30 years has announced that she will retire later this year.

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Newcastle Cathedral welcomes school leavers

First published on: 21st June 2024

This week, we have had the privilege of welcoming Y4 and Y6 pupils to Newcastle Cathedral as they prepare to transition to their next school.

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Bishop of Newcastle welcomes Cathedral’s first Anglican Communion Canon

First published on: 20th June 2024

The Bishop of Newcastle is pleased to announce that the Reverend Dr Kelly Brown Douglas, currently Interim President of Episcopal Divinity School in New York, has agreed to become Newcastle Cathedral’s first Anglican Communion Canon.


‘Good’ news for NCEA Thomas Bewick School

First published on: 19th June 2024

Thomas Bewick School, part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust, is celebrating the outcome of their recent OFSTED inspection, which judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all aspects.

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Delegates gather on Hadrian’s Wall for festival of faith and hope

First published on: 18th June 2024

Delegates from five northern Church of England dioceses gathered near Hadrian’s Wall at the weekend, near to the space once occupied by the famous Sycamore tree, in a celebration of our rural communities.

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Celebrating ‘Something Wonderful’ at the Mothers’ Union Diocesan Festival

First published on: 13th June 2024

There was an excellent turnout for the annual Newcastle Mothers’ Union Diocesan Festival, which took place on Saturday 8 June.

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Meet the Ordinands 2024

First published on: 12th June 2024

Congratulations to our ordinands who will become deacons and priests this Petertide. Find out more about each of them here.

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Electric vehicles - taking a spin into the future of sustainable transport

First published on: 11th June 2024

An award-winning eco church has given its congregation an opportunity to experience electric car travel.

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Longhorsley CofE First School celebrates opening of wellbeing room

First published on: 10th June 2024

Longhorsley Church of England First School promotes children's mental health and wellbeing as they celebrate the Grand Opening of their long-awaited Wellbeing Room this week.


The 2024 General Election – Pray Your Part

First published on: 6th June 2024

As Christians, it is an important time to reflect on how we might create a society that better reflects the character and values of Jesus. How can we best use our vote and our voices to engage and participate in this General Election to better love our neighbours and create a more just and loving society? Read on to find ways to engage...


'Love our Community' with a difference is a big hit in 2024 

First published on: 6th June 2024

A church community project which began during Covid has evolved into a wider-ranging initiative which was a key part of the Jesmond Festival this year. 

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Walk and service to celebrate God in creation

First published on: 4th June 2024

The Alnwick Deanery hosted a service ‘Celebrating God in Creation’ at St Bartholomew’s Church in Whittingham on Sunday 2 June.

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Pupil places Sycamore Gap seedling at Chelsea Flower Show with Dame Judi Dench

First published on: 21st May 2024

A pupil from a church school in Newcastle Diocese has taken a seedling from Sycamore Gap to the Chelsea Flower Show, where she placed it on public display with Dame Judi Dench.

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'Regions like the North East have lots to offer,' says Bishop Helen-Ann

First published on: 20th May 2024

On Monday 20 May, Bishop Helen-Ann spoke in the House of Lords to support an amendment to the Media Bill.

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Church marks centenary with tree planting project in Malawi

First published on: 9th May 2024

When Holy Trinity Church in Jesmond celebrated their centenary in 2022, a plan to mark it by planting 100 trees in the UK was hampered by bureaucracy. They took the project to Africa where a reforestation initiative is supporting communities.

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Sense of pride as historic lychgate is restored and rededicated

First published on: 8th May 2024

A Victorian lychgate which was demolished following a road accident three years ago at St John’s Church in Longhirst has been restored to its former glory.

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Brother George gets on his bike for Hermitage refurbishment plan

First published on: 24th April 2024

A veteran cyclist is preparing to pedal from Holy Island to key sites around North Northumberland and Tyneside in a three-day journey of more than 100 miles.

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Nigel completes latest stage of 1,000-mile cycle ride for church project

First published on: 24th April 2024

An organist at a North Tyneside church has completed the latest stage of a unique bike ride to raise vital funds for an ambitious fundraising project. 

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RNLI chaplain took the plunge by becoming a full crew member 

First published on: 19th April 2024

The Revd Anthony O'Grady took his chaplaincy duties with the RNLI a step further when he was invited to become part of his local crew.  

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Bishop Helen-Ann speaks out during 'Children in Care' debate

First published on: 18th April 2024

On Thursday 18 April, Bishop Helen-Ann spoke during the 'Children in Care' debate in the House of Lords

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‘A fascinating insight’ – the Bishop’s city centre night shift with the police

First published on: 16th April 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann has paid tribute to the work of our emergency services after gaining first-hand experience of front-line policing.

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