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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ordination of Priests

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    The Ordination of Priests at Newcastle Cathedral

  6. Ordination of Deacons

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    The Ordination of Deacons at Newcastle Cathedral

  7. ‘Spirit in Stone’ – inspiring youngsters with stories of the Northern Saints and the North East’s Christian heritage

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    A celebration event at Newcastle Cathedral will mark the completion of an exciting new digital multi-media resource inspired by the historic church buildings and stories of the Northern Saints.

    Exploring Churches in North East England: A Schools’ Resource to support teaching Christianity in Key Stages 1, 2 &3
    Project Celebration and Launch Event
    Thursday 28th June 2018 at Newcastle Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Helping us to celebrate ‘Spirit in Stone’ will be the Bishop of Newcastle, The Right Reverend Christine Hardman, also writer and broadcaster John Grundy and other members of the project production team.

    The project has been designed to support the teaching of RE in schools in the North East. Copies, in a choice of DVD, USB and downloadable formats, are now being distributed free of charge to RE teachers across the region.

    The content has been especially designed to support the schools’ RE curriculum, including learning about Christian symbols and beliefs through visiting churches, stories of the Northern Saints (Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert, Hilda, Oswald and Wilfrid), and the role of the arts in expressing Christianity.

    It may also be used by churches, youth workers and Sunday School teachers, and in support of heritage engagement activities in and around historic churches.

    The resource features dynamic multi-media materials for classroom and on-site use, including videos presented by John Grundy, animated cartoon characters and other actors including school children. Interactive screens feature a host of pop-up content, images, teachers’ materials and pupil activities.

    The series of short video films, whilst aimed at school children, are also of wider public interest and enjoyable to watch. These are therefore being made available online through the Spirit in Stone website and YouTube and may be used in support of the promotion of visitor trails and themes related to the Northern Saints and the historic churches of the North East region.

    Andrew Duff, who leads the Spirit in Stone project, said: “This has been an exciting and challenging project, involving a team of creative writers and presenters, filming at locations around the region, and building a unique interactive presentation to bring the content to life for classroom use. It has been such a privilege to have the opportunity to produce something that will help to equip teachers, engage youngsters, and celebrate the remarkable Christian heritage of the North East.”

    The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman said: “Our region is rich in Christian heritage and this video has brought its stories to life in a way that I’m sure will captivate children. It’s wonderfully creative and brilliantly delivered. Teaching our children about our Christian heritage and the lives of the Northumbrian Saints is a very stimulating and engaging way for them to better understand our faith, and to be inspired about how it can impact our everyday lives. John Grundy, the production team and everyone involved with the ‘Spirit in Stone’ project have given us a wonderful resource and I would urge our schools to consider adopting it.”

    Archdeacon of Lindisfarne and Chair of the Newcastle Diocesan Education Board, the Venerable Peter Robinson said: “This video resource has succeeded in capturing everything that is special about the North East’s Christian heritage. I must congratulate everyone involved in the project for working so hard to bring this to a successful conclusion, giving us an exciting tool that I’m sure our schools will love.”

    Elizabeth Baker, Tillytoo Tales Storytelling said: “The North East is such a rich resource for teaching Christianity in Religious Education: it was once part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria; the powerhouse for Christianity in the North. We hope that this resource will encourage and enable schools to explore their local church and other historic churches and sites in the region to learn more about the Christian heritage of the North East and the lives of some amazing northern saints.”

     

     

  8. Messy Church at the Cathedral

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    Messy Church at Newcastle Cathedral

     

    Exploring Bible stories with arts and crafts, and lots of activities. All are welcome to this free event.

  9. Choral Evensong

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    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.

  10. Evening Prayer

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    On Friday evenings, 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.