The Cathedral Church Newcastle


Did you know that Newcastle-upon-Tyne is home to not one but two cathedrals? The Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary, situated opposite Central Station, was built in 1844 by one of the greatest of all Victorian architects, Augustus Welby Pugin, famous for his design of the interior of the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. 

Originally opened as a large church which served Newcastle's growing Catholic population in the mid-nineteenth century, The Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary's status was elevated to Cathedral in 1850 following the restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy. 

The building is especially notable for its:

* beautiful needle spire

* wall and floor tile-work (mostly newly designed in neo-Gothic style)

* richly carved altars and Lady Statue

* stained-glass windows (several of them recently installed) 

* magnificent organ and choir gallery(built and opened in 2013)

St Mary's in Newcastle is now a Grade 1 listed building and part of the city's rich history and heritage.

The Cathedral precinct comprises the clergy house, a public garden (dedicated to the memory of one of Tyneside's greatest sons, Cardinal Basil Hume),and the cloister with the adjacent Cloister Cafe and Pauline Books & Media.

There is some limited parking for visitors.

Check the Cathedral website for up-to-date information on opening hours and service times.

Opening Times

The Cathedral Church Newcastle (open 8am - dusk unless otherwise stated) (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* The Cathedral is open every day, entry is free and non-commercial photography is permitted.



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