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Opening times

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

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Events & special services

Newcastle Cathedral has a vibrant programme of concerts, organ recitals, exhibitions and activities throughout the year.

This page can be used to find events and special services taking place over the next 8-12 weeks. Please note that this calendar does not include all daily or weekly services.

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Lent Groups 2024: Living an Authentic Life (Online)

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Our Lent groups for 2024 will explore what it means to be a disciple of Christ. We will be looking at the Bible and reading about the experiences of Christians around the world, using material prepared by USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). We will meet (for the same session at different times) on... Read more »

FREE

Lent Groups 2024: Living an Authentic Life (In-person)

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Our Lent groups for 2024 will explore what it means to be a disciple of Christ. We will be looking at the Bible and reading about the experiences of Christians around the world, using material prepared by USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). We will meet (for the same session at different times) on... Read more »

FREE

John Grundy’s History of Northumberland

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

In TV historian and writer John Grundy's latest book, 'A History of Northumberland', he shares his passion for the architecture and rich history of the region. At this event, John will briskly transport you through 12,000 years of Northumberland heritage and discuss his 50 years spent studying, filming, writing about, and loving it. The book... Read more »

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The Liturgy of Palm Sunday

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, and you are invited to join us as we remember Jesus’ arrival and time spent in Jerusalem in the days leading up to his arrest. When he entered the city, Jesus was greeted by a jubilant crowd, all shouting 'Hosanna!' and laying palm leaves at his feet.... Read more »

Organ Recital (Every Monday, 1:05pm)

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Join us for beautiful music on the Cathedral's magnificent Lewis/Harrison/Nicholson organ across fifty-one weeks of the year. Recitals are by talented musicians, both local and from churches and cathedrals further afield. Recitals are free to attend, with a retiring collection (suggested donation £5). Please consider donating, either in person or online. Click here to make... Read more »

Free

Sung Compline with Address for Holy Week

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

This Holy Week, join us for Compline on the evenings of Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March. These services will offer moments of quietude and prayer, creating a sacred space for introspection and spiritual solemnity. Addresses will illuminate the significance of the events leading up to Easter, reflecting on the profound messages embedded... Read more »

Sung Compline with Address for Holy Week

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

This Holy Week, join us for Compline on the evenings of Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March. These services will offer moments of quietude and prayer, creating a sacred space for introspection and spiritual solemnity. Addresses will illuminate the significance of the events leading up to Easter, reflecting on the profound messages embedded... Read more »

Sung Compline with Address for Holy Week

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

This Holy Week, join us for Compline on the evenings of Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March. These services will offer moments of quietude and prayer, creating a sacred space for introspection and spiritual solemnity. Addresses will illuminate the significance of the events leading up to Easter, reflecting on the profound messages embedded... Read more »

Chrism Eucharist – Maundy Thursday

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Come together with The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Newcastle, alongside the clergy and lay ministers of Newcastle Diocese for the yearly observance of ministry and the reaffirmation of commitment. Experience the blessing of oils on this Maundy Thursday, marking a special moment of spiritual renewal and dedication. Click here for our weekly... Read more »

The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

The ‘Liturgy of the Last Supper’ on Maundy Thursday will offer a poignant opportunity to commemorate the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion. The preacher at this service will be The Revd Shemil Mathew, Vice Dean at Emmanuel Theological College. This service will also be live-streamed via our YouTube channel (see... Read more »

Messy Cathedral: The Easter Story

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

This Good Friday, families are invited to join in with our 'Messy Cathedral', where children and their grown-ups can engage in craft activities and explore the Easter story. The session will feature stories, songs, and refreshments, providing a fun experience for participants of all ages. Drop in at any time; no pre-booking required. Recommended for... Read more »

FREE

The Liturgy of Good Friday

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

We invite you to gather with us on Good Friday for a moving service marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This service will be an opportunity to contemplate the sacrifice of Christ and the redemptive significance of the Cross. Our preacher will be The Revd Shemil Mathew, Vice Dean at Emmanuel Theological College. This service... Read more »

The Easter Liturgy

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

The Easter Liturgy, also known as The Easter Vigil, is the first service of Easter, beginning with the symbolic expectant waiting for the resurrection of Jesus. At this service, the Paschal Candle will be lit, symbolising the risen Christ as the Light of the World, as we prepare to mark Jesus' resurrection. Click here for... Read more »

Festal Eucharist of Easter Day

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

A joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join the Cathedral Choir for a vibrant worship service filled with music, prayers, and a message of hope and renewal. The Bishop of Newcastle, The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, will preside. This service will also be live-streamed via our YouTube channel (see below). Click here... Read more »

Festal Choral Evensong on Easter Day

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Experience the joy and beauty of Easter through Festal Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir. Join the celebration as the air fills with uplifting music and timeless hymns, creating a truly memorable experience. This service will also be live-streamed via our YouTube channel (see below). Click here for our weekly Services & Music schedule. Catch... Read more »

Organ Recital (Every Monday, 1:05pm)

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Join us for beautiful music on the Cathedral's magnificent Lewis/Harrison/Nicholson organ across fifty-one weeks of the year. Recitals are by talented musicians, both local and from churches and cathedrals further afield. Recitals are free to attend, with a retiring collection (suggested donation £5). Please consider donating, either in person or online. Click here to make... Read more »

Free

Organ Recital (Every Monday, 1:05pm)

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Join us for beautiful music on the Cathedral's magnificent Lewis/Harrison/Nicholson organ across fifty-one weeks of the year. Recitals are by talented musicians, both local and from churches and cathedrals further afield. Recitals are free to attend, with a retiring collection (suggested donation £5). Please consider donating, either in person or online. Click here to make... Read more »

Free

Sung Eucharist – The Annunciation of Our Lord

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Join us for a service of Sung Eucharist as we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, commemorating the visit to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel announcing the miraculous conception of Jesus Christ. Traditionally observed nine months before the celebration of Christmas, the Feast of the Annunciation falls later this year due to the... Read more »

An Evening of Radiohead – Tribute to Radiohead

Newcastle Cathedral St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, United Kingdom, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

"For a minute there - I lost myself." Lose yourself in this sonically spectacular celebration of Radiohead's vast and ever-expanding universe of music - including hits and hidden gems from their 30 years in the spotlight from albums such as OK Computer, In Rainbows and The Bends. A full live band, complete with the nationally... Read more »

£5 – £30