December 2023 – Before planning your visit, please check our ‘Visitor Notices’ for accessibility updates and one-off changes to opening times. Click here to view.
A BEACON OF LIGHT
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.
Thanks to Newcastle Cathedral Trust, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, private donors and the numerous trusts and foundations, who have made our historic transformation possible.
The capital works phase of the project has focused 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 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.
- Volunteers’ programme expansion
- Public open days and art and heritage events
- New heritage interpretation
- Monthly programme of events, tours and exhibitions
- New learning programme for schools
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Support future developments
We are reliant on the continued support of worshippers, visitors and partners who have already been so generous, but it’s not too late to add your mark to this wonderful place.
Every donation or legacy, no matter how small, makes a huge difference in supporting future conservation, our mission and choir, public engagement work and social responsibility initiatives.
Help us to ensure a sustainable future for Newcastle Cathedral – click here to find out how you can make a donation.
Hire the Cathedral
If you would like to hold an event at Newcastle Cathedral, we would love to hear from you.