St Mary's Cathedral

Coming Events at the Cathedral

NEWCASTLE SCHOOL LEAVERS’ MASS 4th July

Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral for children who are moving from their primary schools in Newcastle to their secondary schools on Thursday 4th July at 1.30pm.
ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE 6th July
The Ordination of a candidate to the Permanent Diaconate will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday 6th July at 11.00am. The Mass is open to everyone however, admission to the reception following the Mass is by ticket only. These tickets are specifically distributed to the family and guests of the Ordinand and are not available from the Cathedral. NB There will no 10. 00am Mass on the day and the Cloister Café and Cathedral Car Park will be closed to the public.

CARDINAL HUME MEMORIAL LECTURE Thursday 11 July

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Pepinster, former editor of the Tablet will deliver the sixth Cardinal Hume Memorial Lecture here in the Cathedral on Thursday 11th July at 7.00pm. The Lecture is entitled ‘A migrant, pilgrimage people - how the Catholic revival shaped the Church today’ and will focus on examining the kind of the church the Catholic Church became after emancipation. It was very much a Church of migrants, especially Irish, in the early days, and it was as much focused on education as worship. Catherine will also look at how churches and schools served the mostly migrant church and how that has given Catholicism a particular character in the UK. Cardinal Hume will come into because of his impact on the church at the national level and how important he thought education was, but also how his interest in serving the homeless is typical of the Catholic Church in this country - a very strong feeling for those struggling in society.

JONATHAN SCOTT ORGAN RECITAL Saturday 24th August

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 and Royal Scottish National Orchestra and solo appearances at the BBC proms. Further information will be available in a future newsletter.