July & August 2024 – Before planning your visit, please check our ‘Visitor Notices’ for accessibility updates and one-off changes to opening times. Click here to view.




  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Mondays to Fridays
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Mondays to Fridays
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm


Thank you for your interest in working at Newcastle Cathedral. We are delighted to offer unique and fulfilling opportunities to work in a vibrant environment encompassing worship, heritage and much more.

Choral Scholarships

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year, sometimes extendable for a further year by mutual agreement

Bursary: £3,509.95

The Choral Scholars play a fundamental role in the Cathedral’s mission and ministry; as such, they are a valued part of the team of those that contributes to worship at Newcastle Cathedral.

Most of our scholars combine the role with university study at the University of Newcastle, Northumbria University, or the University of Durham (undergraduate or postgraduate). It is expected that some candidates will be reading a degree in Music, but the scholarship opportunity is open to those studying any academic subject. Applications from potential Choral Scholar candidates planning a ‘gap year’ will also be considered, but it should be stressed that no Choral Scholar accommodation is available at the present time.

Hours of Commitment during Cathedral Choir term time for the 24/25 Choral Scholars will be reviewed and confirmed in early June. Typically, scholars should expect to sing for two services on a Sunday, with an additional average of two or three Evensongs per week on weekdays/Saturdays.

For further information about the Choral Scholarship, please email Tim Cranfield (tim.cranfield@newcastlecathedral.org.uk) to schedule a telephone appointment.

Click here for the PDF information pack and person specification (PDF).

Click here to access the application form (Word document).

Click here for our confidential declaration form (Word document).

How to apply

If you wish to apply for one of our vacancies, please carefully read the Job Pack PDF before submitting your application.

In your email, please ensure you:

  • Attach your completed Application Form (including details of referees) and signed Confidential Declaration Form. The Confidential Declaration Form must be hand or electronically signed. Unfortunately, we cannot accept names typed into the signature field. You may return the Confidential Declaration Form by the closing date by email or post (see Information Pack for details).
  • Type the job title followed by the word ‘Application’ in the subject line of your email.
  • Address and send your email to isabel.hunt@newcastlecathedral.org.uk.We look forward to receiving your application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Recently closed applications

Applications for the following job roles have now closed, and the recruitment processes are currently underway:

  • Cathedral Safeguarding Officer – closed Friday 12 July 2024, at 12 noon.
  • Lantern Initiative Lead – closed Thursday 11 July 2024, at 12 noon.
  • Chorister Programme Supervisor & Administrator – closed Friday 5 July 2024, at 12 noon.

Volunteer with us

Join us in offering an all-inclusive welcome to every visitor at Newcastle Cathedral. Volunteering here provides a unique combination of benefits that you won’t find anywhere else!

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