Abbey is quite a picture on opening weekend of 1,350th anniversary year

First published on: 8th February 2024

The opening weekend of activities to celebrate Hexham Abbey’s 1,350th anniversary has been hailed a resounding success.

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Abdul Ezedi

First published on: 6th February 2024

A Statement from the Diocese of Newcastle (Church of England) regarding Abdul Ezedi

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Bishop Helen-Ann joins the anniversary celebrations at Hexham Abbey

First published on: 5th February 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann was at Hexham Abbey this weekend as a programme of events to mark its 1,350th anniversary got underway. 

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Christingles shine Light of the World into 2024

First published on: 2nd February 2024

People of all ages have joined together for Christingle services across the diocese at Christmas and into the new year.

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Living in Love and Faith: A Statement from Bishop Helen-Ann

First published on: 1st February 2024

A statement from Bishop Helen-Ann regarding Living in Love and Faith (1 February 2024).

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Lighting up Hexham Abbey’s rich history for special anniversary in 2024

First published on: 31st January 2024

A year of celebration will get underway this weekend as Hexham Abbey marks its 1,350th anniversary throughout 2024.

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Revd David Glover becomes Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral

First published on: 31st January 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann is pleased to announce that the Revd David Glover has accepted her invitation to be an Honorary Canon of our Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas.

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Bishop Helen-Ann speaks in House of Lords debate on Ukraine

First published on: 26th January 2024

On 26 January, Bishop Helen-Ann spoke in the House of Lords debate on the current situation in Ukraine.

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Bishop’s Christmas Appeal - a thank you

First published on: 18th January 2024

Bishop Helen-Ann has thanked everyone who contributed to her Christmas Appeal which has raised £2,217.34 in aid of two charities which make a real difference to people’s lives at Christmas, and at all times of the year.


A ‘great celebration’ as new youth team is commissioned

First published on: 18th January 2024

The ministry of an exciting new youth project in Newcastle Diocese has been commissioned by Bishop Helen-Ann.

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New Year Honour for dedicated volunteer at St Michael’s in Byker

First published on: 15th January 2024

A dedicated volunteer in Newcastle Diocese has received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to her local community, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Lindisfarne Gospels in South Tynedale

First published on: 9th January 2024

The Lindisfarne Gospels have been on tour in South Tynedale after a local vicar took a facsimilie of the famous illustrated manuscript to schools, community groups and even a pub in his parish.

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New Year Honour for Lay Reader Gwyn McKenzie

First published on: 4th January 2024

A Lay Reader in Newcastle Diocese has become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to young people and the community.

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