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Opening times

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

Friends of St Nicholas

Keeping the spirit of St Nicholas alive

The Friends of St Nicholas is an independent charity (registered charity no.1053260) that raises funds to maintain, beautify and celebrate Newcastle Cathedral’s heritage. Its name comes from the Cathedral’s patron saint, famed for his generosity and charitable giving.

The Friends have recently contributed to restoring the Cathedral’s antique virge (pictured below) to its former glory. They also made possible the Cathedral’s latest guidebook and the striking new ‘liturgical furniture’, which you’ll see used in weekly services.

If you want to become a Friend of St Nicholas, please contact The Hon. Secretary, Lesley Lee, to request a membership form.

The silver St Nicholas virge, recently restored thanks to the Friends of St Nicholas
Members of the Friends outside the historic Trinity House on Newcastle Quayside

Summer on the Terrace – 90th Anniversary Party

On the afternoon of Sunday 28 July, you are invited to raise a toast to the invaluable contribution of the Friends of St Nicholas. If you’re not currently a member of the Friends, you will still be made very welcome!

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Benefits of Being a Friend

  • Members receive a 10% discount in the Cathedral’s retail space and a quarterly newsletter outlining recent and proposed developments.
  • The annual general meeting held each spring in the Cathedral, is a vibrant event that showcases guest speakers from fascinating backgrounds.
  • The group’s calendar includes a programme of outings and events, providing members with opportunities to connect, share common interests, and enjoy exclusive tours of local historic and cultural landmarks.

Membership costs

Annual Membership for 1 person£20 per year
Annual Membership for a couple/group£35 per year
Student membership£10 per year
Life Membership£250

Or write to:

The Hon. Secretary of The Friends of St Nicholas
Cathedral House
42-44 Mosley Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1DF