St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, United Kingdom613,995 contributions
    Beautiful
    My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The Gunner Tavern and The Victoria Comet Pub and passed St Mary's Cathedral and what a grand looking building this is . One of the most beautiful churches in Newcastle Upon Tyne, constructed between 1842 - 1844 from designs from architect Augustus Welby Pugin, its a fantastic Grade I listed building, it certainly commands your attention, never ventured inside the church but I was suitably impressed to take some photo's of St Mary's Cathedral before moving on. Easy to locate along Clayton Street West,most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 23, 2021
  • Dr_Waugh
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom6,251 contributions
    First visit
    My first visit to St Mary’s today and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s beautiful inside, the sun beaming through the stained glass windows. The choir singing from the balcony over the entrance. The walls are painted in rich colours and are visually very appealing. Due to the colours used and the great size, there is a whiff of Hogwarts great hall! Go and take a service if you can. A beautiful experience. We also used the cloisters coffee shop for tea, coffee and cake. That was all good too. There is a small car park beside the Cathedral and if a service is on it is usual to get blocked in. Don’t panic!!
    Traveled with family
    Written March 1, 2020
  • Paul S
    Adelaide, Australia3,746 contributions
    Beautiful simplicity
    I came to Newcastle to photograph the 'other' cathedral, and finished up photographing two! St Mary's is a lovely cathedral, not as old as many, with a simple basic structure, but an interesting amount of detail. I enjoy the stained glass, the floor mosaics, the stations of the cross, and the frieze of saints' names around the walls. The organ looks spectacular in its raised position. And Pope Francis is welcoming as one approaches! This is a good space in which to pray, reflect or worship. I find it interesting that Catholic cathedrals seldom seem to have 'welcomers': I have always thought this to be a productive and helpful ministry. The cathedral does have a café, but I don't investigate this.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2016
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aldr47
Newcastle, UK42 contributions
Dec 2012 • Friends
St. Mary's is a beautiful cathederal,lots of work has been done recently to renevate and modernise it.The stained glass windows both old and new are stunning.My grandparents were married there in 1910 and family members have attended on and off over the years and saw the changes as they happened.Priests and staff are very welcoming and the church is open every day unless work is under way.Enjoy a visit and see for yourselves.
Written January 23, 2013
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Cathy E
London, UK66 contributions
Nov 2012
Simple but good menu choice. Soup was excellent and service friendly and prompt. A relaxing place to grab lunch minutes away from the train station.
Written January 5, 2013
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Gwen P
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK217 contributions
Dec 2019
There is a real sense of welcome when you go into this Roman Catholic Cathedral. It is open all day long, has daily Mass and there is a cafe/restaurant and a bookshop to explore. You can light candles, say prayers, sit quietly or go to a service.
Written December 19, 2019
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Theresa F
Durham, UK139 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Always made to feel welcome at the mid-day mass.
The cathedral is stunning a beautiful crucifix hangs before the altar.
The stained glass windows to the front and side of the cathedral are as beautiful in dim candlelight as they are in daylight.
At All Souls day candles can be purchased and names df loved ones placed on them to remember them to adorn steps.
The cathedral has a well stocked gift shop and a pleasant cafe too.
Written December 15, 2017
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TheGr8Escape
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK106 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
My Mam's Mam got married here many years ago, but my Mam found it almost unrecognisable due to the changes to the courtyard area. We sat through a service and although not religious found it very humbling.
Written October 22, 2017
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Sweetiepx
Leeds, UK411 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We were visiting Newcastle for a few hours and were able to walk to the Cathedral. It is has a beautiful interior and the walls are painted in yellow, red and green. The stained glass is beautiful and with the sunlight streaming though it is a lovely place for quiet reflection. We visited the coffee shop and enjoyed a cup of tea.
Written August 2, 2017
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JMW101
Newcastle58 contributions
Sep 2011
Very interesting little church, lots of local history. worth having a look in.
Written June 2, 2012
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Bicardi65
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK31 contributions
Aug 2011
I love this Cathedral opposite Newcastle's Central Station. The windows are lovely, there's a nice coffee shop and gift shop inside also, which makes it a very relaxing place to visit.
Written April 1, 2012
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,366 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful cathedral next to Newcastle centre for life and train station. Looks great inside and it’s unbelievably tall the steeple.
Written November 5, 2019
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Ben C
Spalding, UK56 contributions
Aug 2019
Really beautiful Cathedral opposite Newcastle Train Station. The colours inside are really vibrant in comparison to older Cathedrals and it is a nice place to drop into either as a first or last port of call if visiting Newcastle.
Written September 15, 2019
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