Cathedral Church of St Mary Newcastle upon Tyne

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St Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

  • Sundays

    8.00am (Spoken)
    10.00am (Cantor)
    11.30am (Cathedral Choir)
    6.30pm (Music Group)

  • Mondays – Fridays

    8.00am, 12.05pm

  • Saturdays 


Fr Dermott Donnelly (Dean & Diocesan Director of Youth Services)
Fr Paul Jenkins (O.Carm)
Fr John Skivington (Retired)

St. Mary's Cathedral
Clayton Street West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 232 6953


HOWARD BAKER (18 February 1954 - 24 September 2017)

On Monday 9th October the Requiem Mass for Howard Baker took place at the Cathedral.

Listen to the homily given at the Mass by Rev Michael Campion.


Download homily as pdf

Howard Baker was Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral from 2000—2017.

The Dean, Clergy and Staff would like to acknowledge the considerable contribution Howard made, not only to the ministry of music but also to many other aspects of Cathedral life. He will be greatly missed by us all.

We offer our sincere condolences to Christine, Harriet and their family at this difficult time.

Requiescat in Pace

The Pope John Paul II Award is for anyone between the age of 16-18. Its non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. Many of our young people sign up through their School Chaplain or at a sixth form induction. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact the Cathedral Office. Telephone: 0191 232 6953 ext. 200 Email:

Or alternatively, Registration Forms can also be downloaded from the website:
The completed form should be returned to the Cathedral Office with a registration fee of £10. Please make cheques payable to YMT.

Visit to the Cathedral of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Ss. Francisco and Jacinta

See photo gallery and listen to homily

World Mission Sunday
Next Sunday 22 October is a Day of Special Prayer for the Evangelisation of the World (Mission Sunday)). This year, the campaign is focused on helping to bring peace to South Sudan. There will be a retiring collection at all Masses for the work of Missio, which is the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission.

Apostleship of the Sea Mass - 22 September

See photos and listen to homily from the Apostleship of the Sea Stella Maris Mass and Reception which took place in the Cathedral on the 22nd September.


St Mary's Catholic Cathedral was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin and built in 1840. See more about the history and architecture of this Grade 1 listed building.

In its mission statement the Community of St Mary's Cathedral seeks to make the Cathedral:

"...a place of prayer and peace in the heart of the city, open and welcoming to all".

You are welcome to visit St Mary's Cathedral (which is open most of the week) and experience the peace and prayerful atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.


Visit of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Ss. Francisco and Jacinta

Friends of the Holy Land Exhibition 9 -11 September

Fr Dermott Jubilee - Silver Jubilee photos

First Holy Communions - see photos

Mass to celebrate Marriage - see photos

Pilgrimage to Spain - See photos

LateShow - See photos

Flores de Mayo Mass and Procession 27th May - See photos

Easter Season - See photos and homilies from Holy Week at the Cathedral

First Communion Preparation - On Sunday 14th May, the children continued their preparation at the 10.00am Mass.

New Bibles for Schools - April - Cathedral community donates bibles to school

First Holy Communion children - March 26th sharing the Sign of Peace with the congregation.

Newcastle Council of Faiths Interfaith Gathering: See photos and listen to audio from this service which took place on Sunday 26th March at 3.00pm in the Cathedral

Rite of Election - On Sunday March 5th at St Mary’s Cathedral the Rite of Election for our diocese took place. See photos and listen to homily.

Flame 2017 - On Saturday March 11th just under 1,000 young people and their leaders were in London for the Third bi-annual Flame Conference.

First Holy Communion Children -‘The Gifts we offer’ Sunday 12th March - See photos

JP2 Award Ceremony - Four of our young people received their JP2 Gold Awards and Certificates on 2 March. See more information.

Rite of Election - Sunday March 5th - See photos and homily

Ash Wednesday - See Photos

First Holy Communion Children - At the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 12th February, our First Holy Communion Children celebrated their Rite of Election See photos

Seafarers thank Cathedral for Gifts - See photos

First Holy Communion Children - On Sunday 15 January at the 10.00am Mass we welcomed our First Holy Communion Children. After the Opening Prayer a special liturgy took place.

Christmas VIgil and Christmas Day - See photos of Blessing of crib and Christmas Vigil Mass and Children's Mass in the morning.

Boxing Day Mass for our Altar Servers - See photos

Carols by Candlelight - This joint service with Brunswick Methodist Church took place in the Cathedral on 19th December. See photos and listen to a a selection of carols sung by the congregation.

Apostleship of the Sea - shoeboxes for seafarers boxes collected by the members of the Cathedral for seafares

Carol Singing in Central Station - The Cathedral choir sang carols in Newcastle Central Station.. See short video clip on Facebook

Feast of the Immaculate Conception - On December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, there was an Advent Retreat Day at the Cathedral.

Youth Sunday - Many of our young people were leading our Sunday Masses, acting as welcomers, readers and giving witness. See photos.

End of Year of Mercy - On Saturday Nov 19th the Mass and Celebration of Thanksgiving for the Year of Mercy. See Photos and listen to Reflection.

Newcastle City Centre Chaplaincy celebrates 40 years of ministry Read about this ecumenical work which the Cathedral is part of.