Newcastle Cathedral is Grade One listed and dates from the early 12th Century. For over 900 years it has been at the centre of the civic life of the city as evidenced by its memorials and ledger stones which, together, reveal much of the heritage story of Newcastle and the wider region.

The Cathedral is on a conscious transformation. Our ambitious project, Common Ground in Sacred Space, will revive the medieval role of this unique building as a distinct space for worship, civic events and activities so that the transformed Cathedral becomes a dynamic hub for community engagement as well as a special place of prayer and spiritual discovery, offering an inclusive welcome, hospitality and love.

Believe it or not… Excluding major repair works, it costs over £17,000 per week to run Newcastle Cathedral!

We’re reliant on the generous support of our worshippers, visitors, partners and supporters to help us ensure the survival of this iconic building and its fabric, to support our exciting Common Ground in Sacred Space heritage project, and to sustain our work in Christian mission and music for generations to come.

We would love your support!

You can donate to Newcastle Cathedral in a number of ways:

Donate through a Standing Order

Regular donations help us plan for the future. Just a few pounds a month make a huge difference. If you would like to set-up a standing order please contact the Cathedral’s Finance Manager, Mrs Neringa Baguckiene, by email: or phone: 0191 232 1939.

Donate cash or by contactless during your visit

Newcastle Cathedral is free to enter. However if everyone who visited contributed the suggested £5 donation, it would raise thousands! So please share what you can in our collection boxes or via our contactless donation point. Thank you if you have already done so – it is much appreciated!

Donate through the post

If you’d prefer to send us a cheque, please make it payable to ‘The Chapter of the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas’ and send to the Cathedral’s Finance Manager, Mrs Neringa Baguckiene, at Cathedral House, 42-44 Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1DF.

Leave a legacy

At Newcastle Cathedral, we welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our parish. Our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether buildings, equipment or staff.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the parish rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the time comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church (e.g. music, buildings, children and youth, overseas mission or aid) and the church’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry.

We acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate to. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact our Dean on 0191 232 1939.

If you would like to make a gift to our church in memoriam, please come and discuss this with us too. It can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember a loved one.

Support Newcastle Cathedral Trust

Newcastle Cathedral Trust is a charity involved in raising and short term accumulation of funds for the benefit of the Cathedral, in particular the organisation of a fundraising scheme to finance the Cathedral’s major refurbishment project, Common Ground in Sacred Space.

The total cost of the Common Ground in Sacred Space project is expected to be almost £6 million. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has made a significant contribution to this total. This is bolstered by additional generous funding from the Listed Places of Worship Scheme, Cathedral supporters, benefactors and charitable trusts, and contributions received from people sponsoring chairs.

If you would like to make a donation to Newcastle Cathedral Trust or support its ‘Sponsor a Chair’ Appeal please contact Canon John Sadler, Newcastle Cathedral Trust Coordinator by email:

Become a member of The Friends of St Nicholas Cathedral

By prayer, work and financial support The Friends of St Nicholas Cathedral helps to sustain the life and work of Newcastle Cathedral, to maintain the heritage of the building and enhance and beautify the fabric of this sacred place.

Membership of The Friends is open to all.

The Friends enjoy the fellowship of a shared enthusiasm for the witness to the presence of God in our midst, and of the special place of this Cathedral Church. Friends receive regular newsletters which outline recent and proposed developments. The Friends’ AGM, each Spring, is enlivened with guest speakers from many different and exciting avenues of life. Outings and events provide further opportunities to meet and share our mutual interests. Our service, subscriptions and gifts benefit the work of God in this holy place.

In the past The Friends have contributed to the repairs to stonework, the Cathedral organ, restoration of silver, to sound systems, pianos, the design and creation of new copes for the Dean and Residentiary Canons, the redevelopment of the Thomlinson Room and much more. Many are also actively involved as volunteers in the Cathedral’s everyday activities.

If you would like to become a member of The Friends of St Nicholas Cathedral please contact Jennifer Ross OBE, Honorary Secretary by email: