St Mary's Cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
On Saturday 20 May St Mary’s Cathedral was open 7.00pm to 11.00pm as part of the NewcastleGateshead Late Shows.
Visitors enjoyed exploring the Cathedral - with its needle spire, finely carves altars, Victorian and contemporary stained glass, amazing neo-Gothic tiled floor and superb new organ. Opportunities were offered to learn more about and join in the singing of medieval chant. Visitors could also make their mark designing a tile and enjoying contemplative colouring, using the magnificent Pugin tiles as inspiration. Candles could be decorated creating a living light installation.
CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE PARTNERSHIP OF LIFE AND LOVE
A celebration of Marriage will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday 10 June 2017 at 11.00am Everyone is welcome to attend the Mass celebrated by Bishop Séamus
FORWARD TOGETHER IN HOPE
One Diocese: The 150 parishes in the diocese are now gathered into 18 partnerships.(Feb 2017)
See letter from Bishop Seamus (April 2017) appointing Parnership Deans
See also Partnership Guidelines (April 2017)
24 HOURS OF PRAYER PRAYING FOR OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP
24 Hours of Prayer will take place in English Martyrs Church, Stamfordham Road praying for our New Partnership.
It will take place from 9.00am on 3 June until 9.00am on 4 June.
DIOCESAN FESTIVAL 2017: SATURDAY 24 - SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2017, YOUTH VILLAGE, CONSETT
This year’s theme is ‘Changing Hearts: The Challenge of Discipleship’. Clare Dixon will speak about the life of Oscar Romero, whose centenary we celebrate this year. RISE theatre will present a drama about this martyr of our own times. There will be talks from David Wells and Sr Judith Russi. It includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, mime, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children.
Booking forms are now available from the back of Church or from www.rcdhn.org.uk.
If there is enough interest we will arrange a coach to leave from the Cathedral for the events on the Saturday. If you would like to go, please contact the Cathedral office. Please state if you would like to order lunch.
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.
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
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
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.