Tag Archive: Worship

  1. Pride Eucharist

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    All are welcome to an inclusive and affirming communion service, celebrating our God-given diversity. Come and worship God as the beautiful human person you are.

  2. Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event

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    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/

    FAQs

    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:

    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.

    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.

  3. Newcastle Cathedral Hosts Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event

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    Don’t miss this wave – pledge to pray!

    Have you ever been caught in a wave and felt the surge of the water swirling around you as you’re swept to the shore? Waves are a powerful force, a bit like prayer. They may start small on a distant horizon and build into a huge breaker. But unlike waves, with prayer anything is possible. And that’s what happened in May last year when hundreds of churches and individuals joined in a wave of prayer called Thy Kingdom Come.

    The initiative began when the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invited churches to pray in fresh and focused ways during the days between Pentecost and Ascension – a time when the church traditionally focuses on prayer. They encouraged everyone to ask for the Holy Spirit to help them be witnesses to Jesus Christ and to pray for others to discover that living faith.

    What started as an idea gained momentum and earlier in 2016 more than 100,000 Christians from different denominations and traditions took part from the UK and across the world. They joined in more than 3,000 events and services to pray for others to come to know Jesus Christ and for God’s Kingdom to come. The time of prayer culminated in six national Beacon Events over Pentecost weekend at Cathedrals in different parts of the country. At Winchester demand was so great overspill areas with big screens had to be organised and at Canterbury a live stream was set up for people to join in on the internet. By July 2016 it had received 300,000 views.

    Churches up and down the country, from every tradition, from inner-cities to rural areas, got involved and people joined in wherever they were, praying the way they wanted, in schools, homes, via twitter and even on a church roof. Many churches hosted whole weeks of 24-7 prayer – some for the first time or in partnership with others. Others hosted prayer days, special events and half nights of prayer.

    Project leader for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Evangelism Task Group, Emma Buchan, said: “we were astounded by the take up, which was definitely God’s doing. What Thy Kingdom Come did was give people time and space outside their normal worshipping patterns to come closer to God. Some people got up to pray at 2am and said they didn’t know that an hour of prayer could change their life. I think some of us have forgotten the importance of praying regularly and intentionally for our friends to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and this has helped many discover new ways of praying.”

    This year the wave is starting to build again as preparations begin for Thy Kingdom Come 2017. The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to every serving priest in the Church of England inviting them to take part. On Saturday 3 June 2017, Newcastle Cathedral will host one of only ten Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Events in the UK as part of the wider Thy Kingdom Come global prayer movement. Families, friends, and neighbours from across the Diocese of Newcastle and beyond are invited to gather together at the Cathedral to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.

    Emma Buchan believes the 2017 wave of prayer will be even bigger than 2016: “we’re hoping more people will join us in Thy Kingdom Come this year between 25 May and 4 June. We’re inviting people to pledge to pray with the whole family of God during that period and to pray for the Holy Spirit to empower them as witnesses to Jesus Christ. Last year there was interest from Christians across the world from New Zealand, the Falkland Islands, Brussels the USA and many others. Stories continue to pour in and we know from Diocesan champions that what we’re hearing about nationally is only the tip of the iceberg.”

    This year all the churches of the Anglican Communion have been invited to take part and the hope is that beacons of prayer will light up the globe as the wave of prayer breaks over the days from Pentecost to Ascension. 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.

    Don’t miss out on this God-given wave.

    All are welcome to attend the Newcastle Cathedral Beacon Event on Saturday 3 June 2017 from 7pm until 9pm, 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/ where you can also view a video message from the Archbishop of Canterbury, who says: “With God the impossible is possible…”

    #ThyKingdomCome

  4. Palm Sunday Procession of Palms

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    Palm Sunday Procession of Palms from the Castle to the Cathedral for a Sung Eucharist with Passion Reading and distribution of Palm Crosses.

  5. Sung Eucharist and Homily

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    Sung Eucharist and Homily – a simple, plainsong service of Holy Communion with a short reflection.

  6. Sung Eucharist and Homily

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    Sung Eucharist and Homily – a simple, plainsong service of Holy Communion with a short reflection.

  7. The Ancient Service of Tenebrae

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    The Ancient Service of Tenebrae – experience the desolation and promise of Holy Week in words and music, in our stunning Cathedral – including the hauntingly beautiful ‘Miserere’ by Gregorio Allegri.

  8. Maundy Thursday – The Chrism Mass

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    The Chrism Mass – a Diocesan service, with the Bishops of Newcastle and Berwick. Blessing of Oils, celebration of Ministries and Holy Communion.

  9. Good Friday – The Liturgy of the Cross

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    The Liturgy of the Cross starting in Cathedral Square – a solemn remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice of love, including the Good Friday Reproaches.