St Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
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.
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
JOHN PAUL II AWARD
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.