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  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Café 16
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Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Autumn 2022

This autumn, uncover stories of the Cathedral and discover its rich heritage through pre-bookable talks and guided tours, plus events inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels’ current display in the region.

Click here to view this week’s Service and Music Schedule.

Click here to find out about Café 16, based in the Cathedral Refectory. 

Hidden Stories: We are the Pelicans

Friday 9 September – Monday 28 November

Working with artist Shiori Naruse, a group of women who are engaged with the charity Changing Lives have created a series of print-based artworks responding to some of the hidden stories in Newcastle Cathedral.

Click here to find out more about the exhibition

Cathedral History Tours

Various dates throughout October and November

For over 900 years, Newcastle Cathedral – originally the Parish Church of St Nicholas – has been at the pulsing heart of Newcastle. On this tour, you will be shown architectural details and told stories about some of the historical characters connected to this sacred space.

Tickets £6. Click to book via Eventbrite

Legacy by Roberta Fulford

Friday 21 October – 31 December

Legacy is a wall hung sculptural piece created to immerse the onlooker in the transformative moment between an earthly Jesus on the cross becoming a boundless flowing energy bursting out into the world. An unending legacy of love and sacrifice.

Meet the artist between 1-3pm on Friday 21 October

Pop-up Hospital Family Fun Day

Tuesday 25 October, 10am – 3pm

Join staff from the Great North Children’s Hospital to learn all about the amazing work that NHS Staff do to keep us all safe. Have a look around an ambulance, dress up as a doctor, have fun with play specialists and get up close to scanners and other bits of kit.

Free, drop-in

Treasures and Curiosities

Wednesday 26 October, 10am – 2pm

We’ll be delving into the Cathedral archives to share some of our most treasured items. See the Hexham Bible up close and handle some fascinating religious robes and objects.

Drop in. Free; donations welcome.

Northern Souls Tours

Fri 28 October, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm 
Fri 18 November, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm

Who were the Northern Saints? Why are they so important to Christianity in the British Isles? Find out the answers in our Northern Saints tour as we celebrate the Lindisfarne Gospels returning to the North East.

Tickets £6. Click to book via Eventbrite

The Dean’s Farewell Tours

Join, Geoff, the Dean of Newcastle on exclusive tours of the Cathedrals as he shows you his favourite parts of a building he has come to know so well. Tickets £8 via Eventbrite.

Find out more

Sigurd and Fafnir – A Hero Versus a Dragon

Saturday 5 November, 7pm

Hazelsong Theatre’s ‘Sigurd and Fafnir’ has its origins in the Volsung Saga from the time of the Vikings and tells how the Norse hero Sigurd overcame the mighty dragon Fafnir with the assistance of a great sword, supernatural beings and wondrous creatures. It features drama, song, drumming, dance, puppetry, music, mask and costumes designed and made especially for the show.

Tickets £8-£10. Click to book via Eventbrite

Raemaekers and Remembrance talk

Saturday 12 November, 6pm

Join us for this poignant discussion of Louis Raemaekers, the history and symbolism of the St George and the Dragon painting, and how it came to be displayed in Newcastle Cathedral.

Tickets £6. Click to book via Eventbrite

Calligraphic Affirmations

Saturday 12 November, 1pm – 3:30pm

Join artist Angela Reed to create your very own positive affirmation or short prayer using calligraphy techniques. Get inspired by the beauty of the Lindisfarne Gospels and make a personalised early Christmas present or something beautiful to hang at home.

Tickets £25. Click to book via Eventbrite

A Beginner’s Guide to Pilgrimage

Sunday 13 November, 11.45am

Curious as to what makes someone go on a pilgrimage, how long they take, and how they go about completing it? Join our beginner’s guide to learn the answers and feed your curiosity.

Tickets are Pay as You Feel (suggested £5). Available via Eventbrite