SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Celebrate our Rededication With Us
You are invited to join us via our YouTube channel on Sunday 25 July at 3pm for A Service of Thanksgiving & Rededication, as the Very Revd Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle, explains…
For some time, we have been planning to hold a service of rededication at Newcastle Cathedral on the completion of the Common Ground in Sacred Space capital works, on St James’ Day – the 25 July 2021.
Things have moved on apace and we think the Cathedral is looking stunning. However, like so much of what has been happening this year, COVID-19 has managed to throw a spanner in the works.
As well as some continuing uncertainty about COVID restrictions, delays in supply chains and snags to work mean that with the best will in the world, we are unlikely to have everything in tip-top shape ready for 25 July. However, we have made the decision not to cancel our plans – simply to reframe them.
Like the majority of services in the past 18 months, our Service of Thanksgiving & Rededication will be livestreamed via our YouTube channel at 3pm on Sunday 25 July, and available to watch for several weeks afterwards.
We are delighted that the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, Canons and the Cathedral Choir are able to join us. The Choir will be singing a new piece of music, with a strong Northumbrian flavour, which has been specially commissioned to celebrate the occasion. We also look forward to the Bishop blessing a beautiful stone floor plaque, newly carved to mark the refurbishment.
We very much hope that you will be able to join us, virtually, to celebrate and that you will visit us in person when the Cathedral finally flings wide its doors in mid-August (click here for a reminder of what you can expect).
The story continues. Thanks be to God.