Tag Archive: Prayer

  1. Morning Prayer

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    Early risers will be in good company for our simple service of Morning Prayer every weekday! Join us at 7:30am for a half-hour of prayer and scripture readings in St George’s Chapel followed by Holy Communion at 8:00am, Monday-Friday. All welcome.

  2. Morning Prayer

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    Early risers will be in good company for our simple service of Morning Prayer on Saturdays and Sundays! Join us at 8:30am for a half-hour of prayer and scripture readings in St George’s Chapel. All welcome.

  3. School of Prayer (Inspiring Words Series – ‘Prayer’)

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    Would you value some help with your prayers?

    Newcastle Cathedral School of Prayer Event – Thursday 15th March 2018 10:00am-3:30pm
    (Part of the Inspiring Words Lenten Addresses – a series of talks that inspire the speaker.)

    On 15th March we welcome to Newcastle Cathedral The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, until recently Dean of Durham, and The Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, Durham for School of Prayer – a day dedicated to the theory and practice of prayer.

    In the morning, Michael Sadgrove will focus on the practice of prayer, helping us to review how we pray, and suggesting some approaches which might help us to enliven and enrich our prayer life.

    In the afternoon, David Wilkinson will focus on such questions as What happens when we pray? Does God always answer? Why does it sometimes feel like he doesn’t? David will share his insights and struggles, and his own, sometimes painful, experiences of answered and unanswered prayer. His recent book, When I pray, what does God do?, has been widely welcomed and appreciated.

    Bishop Christine says: “I am delighted to endorse this event. One of the aims of our Diocesan Strategy is to ‘create opportunities for deeper engagement with God in prayer’, and this day on prayer seeks to do precisely that.”

    The day will start at 10.00am and end at 3.30pm. Come prepared to be encouraged, enriched and challenged.

    Tickets cost £20.00 per person – including morning and afternoon refreshments and a buffet lunch – and can be booked via Eventbrite: https://school-of-prayer.eventbrite.co.uk/

    For further information, please contact The Revd Canon Steven Harvey by email: steven.harvey@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

  4. Would you value some help with your prayers?

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    The Revd Canon Steven Harvey, Newcastle Cathedral’s Canon for Education writes:

    I don’t find prayer easy. Is that a terrible thing for a priest to say? I hope not. Moreover, experience has taught me that many people find prayer difficult.

    School of Prayer

    A group at the Cathedral has recently been reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book An Altar in the World. The author is a priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States. In a chapter on prayer, she writes that, while she has shelves full of prayer books and books on prayer, ‘I am a failure at prayer. When people ask me about my prayer life……my mind starts scrambling for ways to hide my problem. I start talking about things I do that I hope will make me sound like a godly person. I try to say admiring things about prayer so there can be no doubt about how important I think it is.’

    Our author acknowledges the difficult questions surrounding prayer. ‘Does prayer work or doesn’t it? Never mind for a moment how many different things ‘work’ might mean. Is it right for me to ask God for particular outcomes, when God alone knows what is right? Isn’t the point of prayers to sharpen my hearing, not God’s? Are words necessary at all?’ And she says that she does not know ‘anyone who prays very long without running into the wall of God’s apparent non-responsiveness.’

    Taylor makes the important point that ‘prayer is a practice and not a discussion topic.’ In response to that, and to the sense that many people would welcome some help with their practice, this Lent there is to be a school of prayer at the Cathedral – on Thursday 15th March. The idea for the day comes from Michael Mayne, who was Dean of Westminster from 1986 to 1996. Early in his time as Dean, Mayne proposed that once a year the Abbey should be closed to all visitors and tourists, and that an ecumenical day of prayer should be held – a day of teaching and learning, a day of theory and practice, thereby affirming the Abbey’s primary function as a church, and encouraging people to explore together the life of prayer, which Mayne regarded as the spiritual practice that is at once the most natural and the most difficult. The first such day was held in 1999, with hundreds in attendance.

    On 15th March we shall welcome The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, until recently Dean of Durham, and The Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, Durham. In the morning, Michael Sadgrove will focus on the practice of prayer, helping us to review how we pray, and suggesting some approaches which might help us to enliven and enrich our prayer life. In the afternoon, David Wilkinson will focus on such questions as What happens when we pray? Does God always answer? Why does it sometimes feel like he doesn’t? David is a scientist and a theologian, and he will share his insights and struggles, and his own, sometimes painful, experiences of answered and unanswered prayer. His recent book, When I pray, what does God do?, has been widely welcomed and appreciated. One reviewer says that the book is ‘profoundly helpful and encouraging to anyone trying to pray with both heart and mind’, while the Archbishop of York describes the book as ‘deeply illuminating and highly accessible.’

     

    Bishop Christine says: “I am delighted to endorse this event. One of the aims of our Diocesan Strategy is to ‘create opportunities for deeper engagement with God in prayer’, and this day on prayer seeks to do precisely that.”

     

     

    Do put Thursday 15th March in your diary. The day will start at 10.00am and end at 3.30pm. Come prepared to be encouraged, enriched and challenged. Tickets cost £20 – including morning and afternoon refreshments and a buffet lunch – and can be obtained via Eventbrite: https://school-of-prayer.eventbrite.co.uk.

    For further information, please contact The Revd Canon Steven Harvey by email: steven.harvey@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

     

  5. Night Church

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    NIGHT CHURCH takes place at Newcastle Cathedral on the last Friday of every month.

    The Cathedral stays open until midnight: a Friday night at the heart of our great and bustling city.

    No charge. No strings attached.

    NIGHT CHURCH begins at 7:30pm with an informal and creative act of Christian Worship. From 8:30pm we are simply open for exploration and contemplation, in the peaceful atmosphere of a building where prayer has been offered for over 900 years.

    Come and see; wander, wonder, worship and unwind in this sacred space.

    Pop in anytime until midnight. You will be so very welcome!

    ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

  6. Night Church

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    Feeling a little stressed and in need of some peace, tranquility and reflective time? Why not join us for NIGHT CHURCH on Friday 24 November.

    The Cathedral will be open after hours for anyone who wishes to come and explore, ponder, or pray in this sacred space.

    Pop in anytime from 8pm until midnight.

    ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

  7. Night Church

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    Feeling a little stressed and in need of some peace, tranquility and reflective time? Why not join us for NIGHT CHURCH on Friday 29 September.

    The Cathedral will be open after hours for anyone who wishes to come and explore, ponder, or pray in this sacred space.

    Pop in anytime from 8pm until midnight.

    ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

  8. Two New Events for Autumn 2017

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    We are delighted to welcome all those interested to two events taking place at Newcastle Cathedral this Autumn

    SCHOOL OF PRAYER
    Saturday 4 November 2017 10:00am-4:00pm
    Cost: £20.00 per person, including buffet lunch.
    BUY TICKETS: https://school-of-prayer.eventbrite.co.uk/

    The Revd Prof David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, Durham, will speak about his recently published book: ‘When I pray, what does God do?’
    The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, former Dean of Durham, will lead a session on the practice of prayer.
    Bishop Christine says: “I am delighted to endorse this event. One of the aims of our Diocesan Strategy is to ‘create opportunities for deeper engagement with God in prayer’, and this day on prayer seeks to do precisely that.”

     

    ST NICHOLAS: MAN OR MYTH? SAINT OR STORY?
    Tuesday 5 December 2017 11:00am-4:45pm
    Cost: £20.00 per person, including buffet lunch.
    BUY TICKETS: https://st-nicholas-illustrated-talks.eventbrite.co.uk/

    A day of illustrated talks exploring the Cathedral’s dedication.
    Led by The Revd Bruce Carlin. The day is followed by Choral Evensong, with music from Benjamin Britten’s ‘St Nicolas Cantata’.

    For further information, please contact The Revd Canon Steven Harvey by email: steven.harvey@stnicholascathedral.co.uk or telephone: 0191 232 1939.

  9. Find Calm in a Busy World

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    Do you find the pace of life overwhelming?

    Are you feeling a little stressed and in need of some peace, tranquility and reflective time?

    Why not pop in to Newcastle Cathedral on Thursday 22 June from 11am onwards to experience ‘Calm in a Busy World’.

    The Cathedral will be open for anyone who wishes to come and explore, rest, ponder, pray, or reflect in this beautiful and sacred space.

    We are co-hosting this event with a team of Ordinands from Cranmer Hall: Pete, Kat, Josh, Al, Caroline, Paul, and Joe.

    ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

  10. Find Calm in a Busy World

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    Do you find the pace of life overwhelming?

    Are you feeling a little stressed and in need of some peace, tranquility and reflective time?

    Why not pop in to Newcastle Cathedral on Thursday 22 June from 11am onwards to experience ‘Calm in a Busy World‘.

    The Cathedral will be open for anyone who wishes to come and explore, rest, ponder, pray, or reflect in this beautiful and sacred space.

    We are co-hosting this event with a team of Ordinands from Cranmer Hall: Pete, Kat, Josh, Al, Caroline, Paul, and Joe.

    ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION.

     

    How to find us:

    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.