Framed by the Rivers Tyne and Tweed the Diocese of Newcastle is the Church of England’s most northerly diocese. This Diocese in the ‘land of the Northern Saints’ was formed in 1882 and comprises 172 parishes across 2,110 square miles. The Diocese covers the local authorities of Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and also small parts of County Durham and Cumbria. The 12 deaneries within 2 archdeaconries serve a population of 800,000 people across a variety of communities ranging from sparse rural to large inner city areas of deprivation.
As we await the appointment of a new Bishop of Newcastle, the diocese is led by the Bishop of Berwick, the Rt Revd Mark Wroe. The Diocese of Newcastle is committed to flourishing churches and communities and has developed a vision for growing church bringing hope as part of a response to the challenges faced by the church in our rural, urban and suburban settings. From the following three values:
We have developed three priorities for our Next Steps for growing church bringing hope: