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A BEACON OF LIGHT
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, this calendar does not include all services that take place on a daily or weekly basis.Regular Services
Week of Events
Pre-bookable Christmas Dinner (Mon-Sat) – Café 16
From 1-23 December, a three-course ‘Christmas dinner’ is available to pre-book at Café 16, located in the Cathedral Refectory. This festive offer can be booked in advance for either lunch or an afternoon meal. For just £25 per person, your chosen meal will include a glass of wine or a soft drink, accompanied by tea... Read more »
St Nicholas Festive Family Fun
This Advent, we have a range of activities inspired by the Cathedral's patron saint, Nicholas... who bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus! St Nicholas was affectionately known as ‘the Boy Bishop’, having been granted this important role at a young age. Visitors can create their own colourful mitre at the Cathedral's craft station, reviving... Read more »
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 »
Experience the timeless magic of the Christmas story told through some of the most beautiful choral music ever written, performed by Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia, based at The Glasshouse (formerly Sage Gateshead). There will be traditional favourites from Handel, Holst and Stanford alongside modern classics by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott and Roxanna Panufnik, together... Read more »
We invite you to join us for a Festal Eucharist as we commemorate the patron saint of our Cathedral, St Nicholas. We are honoured to be the sole English cathedral dedicated to this holy figure, who served as the Bishop of Myra in 4th-century Turkey and remains the inspiration for our beloved modern-day Santa Claus.... Read more »
Crisis Skylight Newcastle are hosting their annual Carol Service at Newcastle Cathedral this December. There will be a collection for Crisis Skylight Newcastle to help raise vital funds to support Crisis’ work to end homelessness. Anything you can donate will be hugely appreciated! Crisis invites anyone who has accessed their services, supported their work, volunteered,... Read more »
Embark on a journey through time and discover the fascinating history, rich traditions and legends surrounding St Nicholas, the patron saint of Newcastle Cathedral. St Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop who, through selfless acts of kindness and generosity, laid the foundations for Santa Claus as we know him today. In this guided tour, you will... Read more »
At Marie Curie's Lights To Remember services, you are invited to celebrate and remember loved ones no longer with us. Each December, people who have been affected by terminal illness or bereavement come together in their local communities, joined by the charity's staff and inspirational supporters. There will be readings, music, and time and space to... Read more »