Worship & Music
Worship is at the heart of all that we do here at the Cathedral, the foundation on which all else depends. The building itself is a pointer to the glory and wonder of God, and its primary purpose is for the people of God to gather together so we can:
- worship and praise God
- hear his word in the Bible readings
- proclaim the Good News of his love for all creation
- ask his forgiveness
- pray for the world and all in need.
Details of our regular services are available on the What’s On page.
Music is at the heart of our worship. The Cathedral Choir, Schola Cantorum, St Nicholas Singers, and a host of visiting choirs follow in the footsteps of a longstanding choral tradition at Newcastle Cathedral. During Choir Term there are six sung services per week, encompassing some of the greatest music from the 14th Century to the present day.
We have no cathedral school, so our choristers are drawn from all over the city. This presents all children in Newcastle with a unique opportunity to join in with music-making at a very high level. Our separate groups of boy and girl choristers are an essential part of our choral tradition, and we are presently recruiting for our next intake of choristers. There is further information on this website about this unique opportunity open to all children in Newcastle and the surrounding region.