Newcastle Cathedral will host Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event on Saturday 3 June 2017 from 7pm until 9pm. Families, friends, and neighbours from across the Diocese and beyond are invited to gather together at Newcastle Cathedral to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.
Our Beacon Event is one of ten occurring across the UK between 25 May and 4 June and is part of the wider Thy Kingdom Come global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.
We hope that:
• people will commit to pray with God’s world-wide family – as a church, individually, or as a family;
• people will be empowered through prayer by the Holy Spirit, finding new confidence to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.
All are welcome to attend and admission is free. Please reserve places at https://thy-kingdom-come-beacon-event.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information about Thy Kingdom Come and the global wave of prayer, please visit: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:
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.
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.
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).
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.
What can I bring into the event?
With the exception of Guide Dogs, no dogs are allowed in Newcastle Cathedral.
No photographs are allowed during the service.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For further information, please ring: 0191 232 1939.