Bringing Christ's reconciliation, blessings and message to every part of our existing and growing community.


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St Nicholas is the Cathedral for the Church of England Diocese of Newcastle, which stretches from the River Tyne to the River Tweed and serves Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Prayer and worship are offered here daily, as they have been on this site for over nine hundred years.

St Nicholas Cathedral is a fine building, dating mostly from the 13th to the 15th centuries. For over five hundred years, the spire (1448) – a daring construction, even compared with modern buildings – was a navigation point for ships on the Tyne. The interior of the Cathedral has changed greatly over the years – most recently after 1882, when the Parish Church of St Nicholas became the Cathedral Church for the new Diocese of Newcastle.

St Nicholas Cathedral is far more than a fine building. As a Cathedral, it houses the ‘cathedra’, or seat, of the Bishop of Newcastle, and is the focus of his teaching and pastoral ministry to his Diocese. The Cathedral is a place of celebration, discovery and challenge, serving the spiritual needs of individuals and of a regular congregation, as well as hosting great religious and civic occasions. A notable centre of musical excellence, St Nicholas Cathedral plays a major role in the spiritual and cultural life of the city and region.

We seek to make God’s love real to all who come here, and to serve them in his name. We should be delighted to welcome you to St Nicholas Cathedral and hope that you will enjoy your visit and leave with Christ’s peace in your mind and his joy in your heart.

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“At a recent conference the Archbishop of Canterbury said that the Cathedrals are in a wonderful position, because although they are meant to be the seat of tradition they also have the luxury of experimenting. “They should always be trying new things because if they find something that works it can then be tried elsewhere […]

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