Subscribe to the Northern Cross

MAKE sure you keep up to date with all that’s happening in the Catholic Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle by taking out a regular subscription to the Northern Cross.


If you subscribe for full access to the Northern Cross website you will be registered as an Online Member of the Cross, giving you exclusive access to each issue of the newspaper as it is printed, since the launch of the website in October 2014, and occasional previews of news and pictures as they are processed for publication in forthcoming issues.


Online subscription


Gain access to the most up-to-date news, features and photographs in the Northern Cross 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by becoming an Online Member for only £1 a month.


Online Members receive a password which allows them access through the website to the current issue's full editorial news reports and pictures, as well as stories and pictures for forthcoming issues as they are prepared for publication, in advance of the newspaper going to press.


To become an Online Member, send an email to the editor at saying that you wish to subscribe. You will receive your password to access the exclusive, restricted live pages of our website within 24 hours, and usually much quicker. We trust that you will forward your payment by cheque, direct bank transfer, or set up a Standing Order with your bank at your earliest convenience following receipt of your password.


In the 'Subject' line of your email, write your name and postcode, for example: 'Smith TS26 9EY'. Be sure to include your full name, postal address and contact phone number in your email, and quote your own email address as this will be used for most future correspondence.


To pay for Online Membership by Standing Order, our preferred option, either use your online banking facilities to set up a new Standing Order or click Standing Order to go to a form that can be printed, completed and forwarded to your bank manager.


To pay by cheque, please make cheques payable to 'Northern Cross' and post them to Subscriptions Dept, Northern Cross, St Anne's Presbytery, 43 Welbeck Avenue, Darlington DL1 2DR.


Or you can pay by bank transfer by using your online banking facility.


Our bank details:

Bank: HSBC

Account number: 81602292,

Sort code: 40-43-11.

When asked for a reference, please use the format 'Name-Postcode', eg 'Smith TS26 9EY'. This will allow us to verify your payment.


As a charity, we rely entirely on revenue from newspaper sales, subscriptions and advertising to offer the services we provide. We trust that all online subscribers will forward payment promptly following receipt of their password to the restricted subscribers' area of the website.


Online Membership is available free of charge to all postal subscribers. If you are an existing postal subscriber and you wish to access the full updated editorial content of the newspaper as an Online Member, send an email to the editor identifying yourself as a subscriber and include your name and postal address. You will receive your password within 24 hours.


Postal subscription


By becoming an annual postal subscriber to the Cross you will receive an additional two months’ issues free of charge. For UK subscribers, this guarantees 14 issues of the Northern Cross for £24, posted directly to you on the day of publication.


New and existing subscribers are also invited to introduce a friend as a postal subscriber, ensuring that both you and your friend receive an additional two issues of the Northern Cross free of charge for one year.


A postal subscription to mainland Europe costs £40 per year and, for the Rest of the World, £56.


To become a postal subscriber to the Northern Cross, please ring 01325 464 008 between the hours of 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday, write to Subscriptions Dept, Northern Cross, St Anne's Presbytery, 43 Welbeck Avenue, Darlington DL1 2DR, or email


Provide us with your name, address and contact phone number or email address, the name and address of the recipient of the postal subscription order if you are giving the Cross as a gift or ordering on someone else's behalf, and the month you wish your postal subscription to start. If you are providing a postal subscription as a gift, please also include a brief message to the recipient, if you wish.

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