The Bishop of Newcastle will give his final public blessing this afternoon.
The Right Reverent Martin Wharton will give a service of Thanksgiving and a public blessing on the City and Diocese in Cathedral Square, outside St Nicholas' Cathedral.
The service will begin at 4pm.
Bishop Martin Wharton has served Newcastle since 1998 and many people are expected to gather for his farewell service.
An open invitation has been made to the Diocese which stretches from the Tweed to the Tyne.