To show support to victims and survivors of abuse, St Mary’s and St Nicholas’ (Newcastle Anglican Cathedral) are hosting LOUDfence in March 2024 and all are welcome to join.

A LOUDfence involves tying LOUD (brightly coloured) ribbons and messages of support in public spaces. The aim is to give survivors a voice, create and raise awareness in the community and work to end abuse.

This will be a joint LOUDfence event between the two Cathedrals running from Sunday 3 March 2024 to Wednesday 6 March 2024.

There will be an opening Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on 3 March at 11.30am presided by Bishop Stephen and a closing service at St Nicholas Cathedral on 6 March 2024.

Further details will follow.

About LOUDfence:

LOUDfence is a visible display of support and solidarity with those affected by abuse. The ribbons tied to each fence represent the voice of those who wish to speak out in support and defence of those affected by abuse. St Mary’s and St Nicholas’ are being supported by Antonia Sobocki, Senior Director and her colleagues from LOUDfence UK, survivors, the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and the Safeguarding Teams from both Cathedrals.

  • Date of Event 3—6 March 2024
  • Cost Free
  • Location

    Opening Service: Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle.
    Closing Service: St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle.