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Our heritage project
Our heritage project, Common Ground in Sacred Space, revolves around reviving the medieval role of our building as a dynamic hub for worship, community and business activity. The project focuses on:
- The churchyards, providing a fitting setting for the building and areas for relaxation and reflection
- The nave, removing the pews for new flexible seating, identifying archaeological features of the building and adding underfloor heating beneath a new floor
- The ledger stones, protecting and conserving over 130 grave covers currently at risk
- Entrances and new visitor facilities, improving access throughout and sharing heritage stories with all of our visitors through imaginative interpretation
New project staff, volunteers and partners will allow us to programme a broad range of activities and events suitable for a wide range of tastes. We want to become more relevant to our city as a special place of discovery, prayer and community participation whilst developing a sustainable future for Newcastle Cathedral.
To read the very latest about the project, please click here to visit our Latest News section and scroll through to read the fascinating blogs.
February 2020-Spring 2021 Phased capital works to Nave, Cathedral Hall and Churchyards.
COVID-19: we hope to partially re-open the Cathedral in late 2020. To read the Dean’s current statement about the Cathedral closure please click here.
We encourage you to keep an eye on our website for information about re-opening hours and upcoming events, which can be found here.
We hope to be able to offer some pre-bookable events from September/October 2020 and the Cathedral’s west doors will re-open as a viewing platform for the renovations hopefully in September 2020. Details will follow shortly.
Schools’ outreach programme
Volunteers’ programme expansion
Public open days and art and heritage events
Summer 2021-April 2023 New heritage interpretation
New retail and hospitality point
New learning programme for schools.
New visitor and volunteer facilities
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