St Mary's Cathedral Mercy Project

The Mercy Project Registered Office Address: St Mary's Cathedral. Clayton St West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HH. Registered Charity No. 1178446

JOE KIRWIN, Cathedral Outreach Coordinator writes:

DEMENTIA CAFÉ - Our new Dementia Café in Newcastle City centre is now open. The Café will run every Tuesday from 10.00am to 12.noon (with the exception of Tuesday 18th June) at The Mercy Project, St Mary’s Cathedral, Neville Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HH. We had an encouraging first week and we have met some amazing people living with dementia and their families. The Hub is a very relaxed atmosphere for people to come along, have a chat, meet new people and even enjoy a sing song. This central location is easily accessible by public transport being on major bus routes and next to a metro line. The Mercy Project can also assist and support people who would like a taxi to bring them to the venue and return them home safely.
DROP IN FACILITY - We are hoping to get a date for the launch of the drop in facility in the diary soon. However to do that I need to know which volunteers would like to participate in this aspect of the Mercy Hub. Please let me know if you would like to be involved and once DBS clearance is received, I can start putting a list together.
TRAINING DATES - The next volunteer training day will take place on Friday 21st June from 10.00am - 4.00pm. All roles within the Mercy Hub are subject to DBS clearance and duties cannot be undertaken until the process has been completed. However if you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact me.
Telephone: 07904 881430 or email

Who we are:

We are a new project based in St Mary's Cathedral that is working to end suffering, loneliness and distress in Newcastle and beyond.

What we do:

We support the homeless, the lonely, the young and anyone in need. We do this by supporting people to access services, provide advice, offer opportunities to meet new people and learn new skills. Only through the support of volunteers who share their time, skills and knowledge can we make a difference to people's lives

Get in touch:

If you would like to get involved or would just like more information then you reach us via the following methods:
Telephone: 07904881430 or email:

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See picture gallery of development of Mercy Hub

See Mercy Project open evening