On Sunday 11 September 2022, Bishop Robert celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass for the repose or the soul of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In his homily, the Bishop spoke of Her Majesty’s tireless sense of duty and Christian faith and of the great loss felt throughout the nation, Commonwealth and indeed the world.

At the end of the Mass the prayer for the Royal Family and prayer for the King were said and the National Anthem was sung.

The Cathedral was honoured with the presence of Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament for Newcastle Upon Tyne Central and Veronica Dunn, Sheriff and Deputy Mayor of Newcastle, pictured after Mass with Bishop Robert and Canon Simon Lerche, Cathedral Dean and Episcopal Vicar for Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Recording of Live stream: