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  1. Messy Cathedral – The Easter Story

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    Messy Church at Newcastle Cathedral

     

    Interactive children’s service and preparing the Easter garden – an interactive retelling for children, families and the young at heart, followed by drinks and hot cross buns.

    Prepare the Easter Garden
    Craft Activities
    Biscuit Decorating
    Fun for all the Family
    Hot Cross Buns/Drinks

    FREE ADMISSION

    For catering purposes please book a place with Canon Jean: jean.skinner@stnicholascathedral.co.uk.

     

  2. Midnight Mass

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    A beautiful, atmospheric candlelit service with sermon and traditional carols. Come and celebrate the meaning of Christmas in the time-honoured way. It doesn’t get any more Christmassy than this!
  3. Sunset Act of Remembrance and Choral Evensong

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    4pm – Sunset Act of Remembrance and Choral Evensong, with bugler playing Last Post and Reveille from the top of the Cathedral Tower. Please wrap up warm, and gather in Cathedral Square for 4pm – the service will continue in the Cathedral.

    Join us for Choral Evensong, led by the Cathedral Choir (or occasionally, a visiting Choir).

    A much loved service in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer, with a beautiful choral setting, psalms, canticles, anthem, and congregational hymns.

    Please come and sit in the Quire (the seats nearest the High Altar) where the service sheets and hymn books may be found – or if you prefer simply to listen, you are very welcome to sit in the pews.

  4. An Evening with Archbishop Sentamu

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    We are delighted to announce that The Archbishop of York John Sentamu will be our guest speaker at Newcastle Cathedral on Friday 7 September 2018 at 7:30pm.

    Doors will open at 7:15pm.

    This prestigious event is free and open to all.

    Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. For tickets please visit: https://an-evening-with-archbishop-sentamu.eventbrite.co.uk. Unreserved seating in the Cathedral Nave is on a first come first served basis.

    We are sure this will be an important event, not merely for the Cathedral – but for the region – as Archbishop Sentamu gives us the benefit of his huge experience, talks around faith issues and invites questions from the audience. We very much hope that you will be able to join us.

    This event is part of Pathways: an exciting mission weekend, coming to the Diocese of Newcastle in September 2018. To read more about the Diocese of Newcastle’s Pathways Mission please visit: http://pathwaysmission.org.uk/

    We respectfully request that attendees refrain from using any devices or equipment for photography, video or audio recording during the evening. No large bags are permitted. No on-site parking is available.

    No media announcements will be made until nearer the time.

    For further information, please contact Catherine Mair, Head of Marketing and Communications at Newcastle Cathedral, by email: catherine.mair@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

    John Sentamu’s Biography

    John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu was born into Uganda’s Buffalo clan on the 10th June 1949.

    He is the sixth of thirteen children. Encouraged in his education by English missionaries and teachers, he graduated in law from Makerere University, Kampala and is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. He practised Law both at the Bar and at the Bench before he came to the UK in 1974.

    He read theology at Selwyn College Cambridge where he gained a Masters Degree and a Doctorate. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, then part of the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. Following his ordination in 1979 he served as Assistant Chaplain at Selwyn College, Cambridge. From 1979-1982 he was Chaplain at HM Remand Centre Latchmere House and Curate of St Andrew’s, Ham in the Diocese of Southwark.

    From 1982-1983 he was Curate of St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, in South London and from 1983-1984 Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill and Parish Priest of St Matthias Upper Tulse Hill. He then became Vicar of the joint benefice of Holy Trinity and St Matthias from 1984-1986. Between 1987 and 1989 he was also Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour Brixton Hill.

    He was appointed Bishop for Stepney in 1996, Bishop for Birmingham in 2002 and Archbishop of York in 2005. He is Primate of England and Metropolitan, a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor.

    From 1997 to 1999, Dr Sentamu was Adviser to the Stephen Lawrence Judicial Inquiry and he chaired the Damilola Taylor Murder Review in 2002. He chaired the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme from 2001 to November 2013. He supported and advised workers affected by the closure of the Rover car plant in Birmingham and campaigned against guns, knives, drugs and gangs throughout the Midlands, after the killings of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare and worked hard to ensure that their killers were brought to trial.

    Between 2002 and 2004 he was Chairman of the EC1 New Deal. He became President of Youth for Christ in 2004 and President of the YMCA in April 2005. In 2009, the Archbishop set up his Youth Trust and also launched his online charity Acts435 – for anyone who has need. In 2013, Dr John Sentamu, chaired an independent Commission on the future of the Living Wage; this followed from his work as Sponsor of the Fairness Commission in York.

    Dr Sentamu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His interests include music, cooking, reading, athletics, rugby and football. He is married to Margaret, and they have two grown-up children, Grace and Geoffrey and two grown-up foster children.

    Read more here: https://www.archbishopofyork.org/john-sentamu/john-sentamus-biography

    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:

    RAILWAY
    Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes’ walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as The Literary and Philosophical Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.

    CAR
    The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 48 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside’s multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT
    The Nexus operated Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre – with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes’ walk away. If travelling from the Airport via Regent Centre, you will have to alight at Haymarket and change platforms.
    The Q1 QuayLink bus service runs to the bottom of the Side, the medieval Quayside street which leads up to the Cathedral. Public buses run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street once every 15 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays).

    ON FOOT
    From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral.
    From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral.
    From the Quayside: Alight the Side – the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They’re steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep. Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.

  5. An Evening with Archbishop Sentamu

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    We are delighted to announce that The Archbishop of York John Sentamu will be our guest speaker at Newcastle Cathedral on Friday 7 September 2018 at 7:30pm.

    Doors will open at 7:15pm.

    This prestigious event is free and open to all.

    Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. For tickets please visit: https://an-evening-with-archbishop-sentamu.eventbrite.co.uk. Unreserved seating in the Cathedral Nave is on a first come first served basis.

    We are sure this will be an important event, not merely for the Cathedral – but for the region – as Archbishop Sentamu gives us the benefit of his huge experience, talks around faith issues and invites questions from the audience. We very much hope that you will be able to join us.

    This event is part of Pathways: an exciting mission weekend, coming to the Diocese of Newcastle in September 2018. To read more about the Diocese of Newcastle’s Pathways Mission please visit: http://pathwaysmission.org.uk/

    We respectfully request that attendees refrain from using any devices or equipment for photography, video or audio recording during the evening. No large bags are permitted. No on-site parking is available.

    No media announcements will be made until nearer the time.

    For further information, please contact Catherine Mair, Head of Marketing and Communications at Newcastle Cathedral, by email: catherine.mair@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

    John Sentamu’s Biography

    John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu was born into Uganda’s Buffalo clan on the 10th June 1949.

    He is the sixth of thirteen children. Encouraged in his education by English missionaries and teachers, he graduated in law from Makerere University, Kampala and is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. He practised Law both at the Bar and at the Bench before he came to the UK in 1974.

    He read theology at Selwyn College Cambridge where he gained a Masters Degree and a Doctorate. He trained for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, then part of the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. Following his ordination in 1979 he served as Assistant Chaplain at Selwyn College, Cambridge. From 1979-1982 he was Chaplain at HM Remand Centre Latchmere House and Curate of St Andrew’s, Ham in the Diocese of Southwark.

    From 1982-1983 he was Curate of St Paul’s Church, Herne Hill, in South London and from 1983-1984 Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill and Parish Priest of St Matthias Upper Tulse Hill. He then became Vicar of the joint benefice of Holy Trinity and St Matthias from 1984-1986. Between 1987 and 1989 he was also Priest-in-Charge of St Saviour Brixton Hill.

    He was appointed Bishop for Stepney in 1996, Bishop for Birmingham in 2002 and Archbishop of York in 2005. He is Primate of England and Metropolitan, a member of the House of Lords and a Privy Councillor.

    From 1997 to 1999, Dr Sentamu was Adviser to the Stephen Lawrence Judicial Inquiry and he chaired the Damilola Taylor Murder Review in 2002. He chaired the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme from 2001 to November 2013. He supported and advised workers affected by the closure of the Rover car plant in Birmingham and campaigned against guns, knives, drugs and gangs throughout the Midlands, after the killings of Charlene Ellis and Letisha Shakespeare and worked hard to ensure that their killers were brought to trial.

    Between 2002 and 2004 he was Chairman of the EC1 New Deal. He became President of Youth for Christ in 2004 and President of the YMCA in April 2005. In 2009, the Archbishop set up his Youth Trust and also launched his online charity Acts435 – for anyone who has need. In 2013, Dr John Sentamu, chaired an independent Commission on the future of the Living Wage; this followed from his work as Sponsor of the Fairness Commission in York.

    Dr Sentamu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His interests include music, cooking, reading, athletics, rugby and football. He is married to Margaret, and they have two grown-up children, Grace and Geoffrey and two grown-up foster children.

    Read more here: https://www.archbishopofyork.org/john-sentamu/john-sentamus-biography

    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:

    RAILWAY
    Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes’ walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as The Literary and Philosophical Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.

    CAR
    The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 48 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside’s multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT
    The Nexus operated Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre – with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes’ walk away. If travelling from the Airport via Regent Centre, you will have to alight at Haymarket and change platforms.
    The Q1 QuayLink bus service runs to the bottom of the Side, the medieval Quayside street which leads up to the Cathedral. Public buses run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street once every 15 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays).

    ON FOOT
    From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral.
    From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral.
    From the Quayside: Alight the Side – the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They’re steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep. Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.

  6. Bible Study Group

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    Join our Thursday Bible Study Group!

    Newcastle Cathedral Congregant, Marjorie Wood, writes:

    A Bible Study Group perhaps doesn’t sound the most exciting way to spend a couple of hours on a Thursday morning in the Cathedral.

    Well you would be wrong! I can assure you that this is a very lively group.

    When we are all present there are twelve of us and not all members of the Cathedral congregation. We have attracted several from other churches which can be seen as our effort towards the Outreach of the Cathedral.

    Our group, until his demise to Peterborough, was facilitated by Chris Dalliston, who said at his farewell, “I shall miss my little flock!”. Helen our Reader in training now leads us on our way!

    Helen has introduced the group to a series of excellent study courses. We have had a ‘run through’ the Old Testament looking at Creation and the role of the Prophets. More recently we have had a most stimulating study of King David.

    This study course proved to be very interesting and highlighted many parts of David’s life which many of us had not been familiar with.

    Despite the prominence of David in Judaism and Christianity, we came to recognise that David, although a charismatic character, like many of us, had times of temptation, frailty and vulnerability.

    Having completed our investigations into the life of King David a group decision was taken to tackle The Revelation of John the Divine. You might be forgiven for thinking what gluttons for punishment we are, but because Helen provided for us a concise script which we read out loud, with four different voices, this brought alive the drama and complexities of this book. In the course of some weeks we discussed, questioned and shared, our interpretations of this book.

    Here are some of the comments and queries which emerged from exploring Revelation:

    • The meaning of all the numbers which appear in the book?
    • Some parts were horrific
    • The state of mind of the author?
    • Suspenseful and gripping narrative
    • Strong echoes of the Old Testament
    • Prophetic?

    For our final study before we broke up in July we had three weeks to explore the Letter of Paul to Titus.

    I do hope I have given readers a taste of our Bible Study Group.

    We range in age from 20+ to 80+ which leaves plenty of scope, no matter what your age. We begin at 11:00am and finish at 12:15pm which allows us to have the option of attending the 12:30pm Eucharist.

    You are most welcome to join us!

    Marjorie Wood

    Thursday’s Bible Study Group resumes in the Autumn. For details, please see the Weekly Notice Sheet or contact: office@stnicholascathedral.co.uk

     

  7. Choral Evensong – Selwyn College, Cambridge

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    Join us for Choral Evensong, led by the visiting choir from Selwyn College, Cambridge.

    A much loved service in the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer, with a beautiful choral setting, psalms, canticles, anthem, and congregational hymns.

    Please come and sit in the Quire (the seats nearest the High Altar) where the service sheets and hymn books may be found – or if you prefer simply to listen, you are very welcome to sit in the pews.

  8. Evening Prayer

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    Join us at 5:30pm for half an hour of prayer and scripture readings in St George’s Chapel, off the North (left hand) Aisle of the Cathedral. All welcome.

  9. Ordination of Priests

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    The Ordination of Priests at Newcastle Cathedral

  10. Ordination of Deacons

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    The Ordination of Deacons at Newcastle Cathedral