St. Mary's Cathedral Overview

As the mother church and official residence of Hexham and Newcastle’s Bishop , the Cathedral Church of St. Mary serves as a focal point for the local Catholic community in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Between 1842 and 1844, construction took place on this magnificent Gothic Revival cathedral. It's a masterpiece by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, who is best known for his work decorating the British Parliament.

St. Mary's Cathedral, located on Clayton Street, dates back to the nineteenth century, and is one of the unmissable tourist places to visit in Newcastle. It's convenient for those staying in the heart of Newcastle or stopping by for a short time because of its proximity to the city's Life Science Centre. During the early nineteenth century, the poorest residents of Tyneside contributed half pennies each to the construction of this Catholic Cathedral.

It was designed by AWN Pugin, who also worked on the Palace of Westminster, in the Neo-Gothic Revival style popularised by him in the Middle Ages. It's been given a brand new tiled floor, updated stained glass windows, and a pipe organ that ranks among the best in the country as part of its refurbishment.

The Cardinal Hume Memorial Garden, dedicated to one of Tyneside's most illustrious sons, Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, was opened by HM The Queen and can be found within the Cathedral grounds. The Cathedral precinct, which includes the Cloister Cafe and Bookshop, is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of nearby Newcastle.

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• Examine the Bishop William Riddell memorial plaque
• Observe the crypt where the body of Bishop William Riddell rests.
• Stop by the tombstone from Father John Worswick's grave
• Admire the magnificent stained-glass windows.
• Stop by the Monument Garden outside the Cathedral to see the statue honouring Cardinal Basil Hume.
• Look at the magnificent decorations inside the church.
• Enjoy the beautiful church grounds and stunning architecture.
• Immerse yourself in the church's magical ambiance.

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