Hexham and Newcastle

The Diocese of Hexham was founded on 29 September 1850, becoming the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in 1861. Today it covers the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham, and the part of Cleveland north of the River Tees. The cathedral is in Newcastle, and is dedicated to St Mary. 179 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2012).

Easington Lane – St Mary

A very modest and cheaply built church of the inter-war period. The church was built in 1923 to serve the... Read More

Esh Laude – St Michael

The oldest church in the diocese still in use, built in 1798 on land given by the Smythe family (who also owned the... Read More

Felling – St Augustine

A striking building, both inside and out, by an architect who combined twentieth-century forms and techniques with... Read More

Felling – St Patrick

Charles Walker’s finest church in the diocese and a building of cathedralesque proportions. St Patrick’s was... Read More

Ferryhill – All Saints

A Gothic Revival church of the 192os. The budget was evidently tight but the result is nonetheless an attractive... Read More

Forest Hall – St Mary

A plain but subtly-detailed church of the early 1960s, quietly contemporary in character. The interior has good, solid... Read More

Gainford – St Osmund

An 1850s Gothic Revival church, of fairly simple external appearance but with a impressive interior space. Its tall,... Read More

Gateshead – Corpus Christi

A large and imposing modern Gothic design on a prominent corner site. The church has a good interior, with several... Read More

Gateshead – Immaculate Heart of Mary

An early work by David Brown, in a fairly traditional style and with a conventional longitudinal plan. The interior is... Read More

Gateshead – St Anne

A dual-purpose church and hall, built in the 1970s to serve a housing estate, and incorporating some historic features... Read More

Gateshead – St Joseph

The mother church of Gateshead and a powerful design by A.M. Dunn. Inside, the church is of lofty proportions and... Read More

Gateshead – St Peter

A simple modern church of the early 1960s, with a concrete portal frame and good internal use of materials. The... Read More

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