SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Celebrating the Christian Year – As you would expect, the Cathedral observes all the major festivals of the Christian Year – with solemn and glorious Carol Services in Advent and at Christmas; moving acts of worship in Holy Week, and a joyful celebration of Easter. Look out on the diary pages of the website for midweek services for special days such as All Souls Day (usually a sung Requiem Mass), Ash Wednesday, Corpus Christi and Ascension Day. All of these services are sung, of course, by our stunning Cathedral Choir.
All-Age Worship – takes place in the main Sunday morning service four times a year. These Eucharistic services are lively and participative – and often follow the theme of the most recent “Messy Cathedral” event so that the children and adults of the Cathedral community can share what they have learnt in song, activity and prayer.
Night Church – On one Friday night every month, the Cathedral stays open until 10pm at night so that tourists, clubbers, street-folk – anyone who wishes, can come in and experience the atmosphere of this very special building “after-hours”. Volunteers and clergy are always on hand for anyone who wants to talk – or will leave you in peace to explore the building if you prefer. The evening usually ends with a short service of Compline (an ancient monastic night-prayer) at 9:45pm.
LGBT+ – We host a monthly prayer meet-up for LGBTQIA+ Christians and allies, which consists of a short service followed by a get-together at a local pub. This is a safe and inclusive space, where new people are always welcome. Our wider activities include contributing to the Christian presence at Pride. We usually meet on a Saturday at 6pm. For more information, please ask to join the private Facebook group.
Survivors – Twice a year, in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, we hold a very quiet service for all affected by abuse – sexual, physical, domestic, spiritual – survivors and those who work with or support them. This is intended as a healing space, and there is always an opportunity to speak with an understanding listener, or to one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors if you wish.
Dates of all these special services can be found on the diary pages of the website.
Your Special Service?
The sacred walls of Newcastle Cathedral have “held” the joy and tears of countless generations, at the heart of our great city, and that tradition continues today. Our Canon for Music and Liturgy, Canon Clare MacLaren is highly experienced at drafting and designing special services for all sorts of occasions. Contact Canon Clare here.
Whether you or your organisation have something to celebrate, wish to mark a milestone, create a ceremony or mourn a loss, do please get in touch, and she will be glad to work with you to devise and deliver a bespoke service that meets your needs.