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The Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer has been installed as Dean of Newcastle

The Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer was Commissioned and Installed as the first female Dean of Newcastle at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

A full Cathedral congregation came together for the Festal Evensong to celebrate the 16th Dean of Newcastle.

Following the installation the new Dean was welcomed with loud and prolonged applause.

Dean Katherine commenced duties in her new role even before the service ended with the installation of the Reverend Michael Davies as Selwyn Canon.

Members of the Cathedral Parish, Newcastle Diocese and the people of Newcastle will undoubtedly be well served by our new Dean.
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Climbing the Tower

***The tower is now open to visitors.***

Now that the repairs and upgrades have been be completed we are able to  able to open the tower  to visitors so they can experience the 360 degree views which extend up and down the coastline and across the entire city including the bustling harbour.

  • Entrance is by Donation of $10.00 per person, payable at the Cathedral Shop.
    – there are no discounts for families, children or groups
  • Times:
    Monday to Saturday First climb 10.15 am Last climb 3.15 pm
    Please note that on weekdays a bell is rung at midday
    Sunday      First climb 11.15 am Last climb 4.15 pm
  • The tower is CLOSED during church services, concerts and other cathedral events and may be closed in adverse weather conditions. It is not recommended for children younger than 8 to climb the tower. Unaccompanied children are not permitted to climb.

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