St Mary's Cathedral
, Newcastle upon Tyne

Situated in Newcastle city centre, St Mary's Catholic Cathedral is open every day for quiet prayer and reflection.

To allow for staff holidays, the Pauline Book Centre will close at 4:30pm on Friday, 26th July and re-open at 10am on Tuesday 6th August.

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175th Anniversary Celebrations

This year St Mary's celebrates 175 years.


Last Thursday the Cathedral was delighted to host the sixth Cardinal Hume Memorial Lecture delivered by Catherine Pepinster. A hugely successful evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you again Catherine!

Listen to this absorbing and thought provoking lecture.

An Organ recital by Jonathan Scott will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday, 24th August at 7.00pm. Jonathan’s recent performances have included numerous solo recitals as well as concertos with the BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and solo appearances at the BBC proms.

Newsletter for 15th Sunday of the Year 13 July

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PORTRAITS OF COURAGE - Eliot Smith Dance 18 September
On Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 7.30pm in the Cathedral Eliot Smith Dance presents an evening of bold and exciting contemporary works to captivate audiences, presented in partnership with Newcastle’s Cathedral Church of Saint Mary as part of their 175th Anniversary.
Portraits of Courage is a powerful and historical informative dance work choreographed by Eliot Smith, which is inspired by the genius and courage of; William Armstrong, Emily Wilding Davison and George Stephenson.

The Mercy Project has been approached by Newcastle City Council to become a partner in tackling the issue of Holiday Hunger and as a result, we are hoping to set up a new project aimed at helping to feed hungry children during the summer holidays as well as providing activities, fun and games. See more

Bishop Robert has announced some clergy moves which impact upon the Cathedral.
Fr Simon will be leaving us in July to become Parish Priest of St Aloysius and St James in Hebburn. Fr Dermott will be leaving us in mid September to become Parish Priest at St Joseph, Stanley, St Patrick Dipton and Sacred Heart Byermoor. He will also take up the role of Dean of North West Durham and Chair of the Youth Ministry Trust.
Fr Michael McCoy and Fr Peter Stoddart will replace Fr Dermott and Fr Simon.
Please keep the priests in your prayers as they embark on their new mission.