Newcastle Cathedral is a Church of Englandcathedral in Newcastle, in the north-east of England. Named for St Nicholas, it was originally a parish church. The first church was built in 1091, but this burned down in 1216. It was rebuilt in 1359, and became a cathedral in 1882 when the diocese of Newcastle was created. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ... Newcastle upon Tyne, often shortened to Newcastle, is a city in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 kmÂ² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Saint Nicholas, also known as Nikolaus in Germany and Sinterklaas (a contracted form of Sint Nicolaas) in the Netherlands and Flanders, is the common name for the historical Saint Nicholas of Myra, who lived in 4th century Byzantine Anatolia, (now in modern Turkey) and had a reputation for secret gift... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Events Henry, son of William I attempted a coup against his brothers but failed to seize the English throne. ... Events Prince Louis of France, the future King Louis VIII, invades England in the First Barons War Henry III becomes King of England. ... Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Orhan I (1326-1359) to Murad I (1359-1389) Berlin joins the Hanseatic League. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ...
History of the building at GenUKI website
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At 10.27 am on Thursday 28th December 1989, Newcastle was struck by the first significant earthquake to affect an Australian urban area.
The aim of the repair and reinforcement work was to turn the building from a brittle to a ductile structure, able to resist future earthquakes, but using materials and techniques which were compatible with the expected long life of the building and not visually intrusive.
The day is significant for Newcastle Anglicans as it was on that day (31st January 1848) that the first Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Rev'd William Tyrrell, was installed in the old Cathedral.
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