Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

March 2017 Posters

A Diocesan Sacramental Day For Reconciliation and Eucharist

An opportunity to develop your understanding of what it means to be a Catechist and to look at the programmes and guidelines available.

Saturday 4 March 2017 10.00am - 3.00pm St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead, NE8 1LX

Please see attached poster for further information and booking details.

Hexham Galilee Talks

Joe Hughes talks on 'Catholic Education; why bother?'

Saturday 4 March 2017 at 11.00am at St. Mary's RC Church, Hencotes, Hexham NE46 2EB.

Free admission (donations requested), refreshments available from 10.30 am.

Ushaw Lecture:

A lecture by Dr. Colin Barr (University of Aberdeen): ‘Ireland’s Spiritual Empire’.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College, 6.00pm - 7.15pm.

Preceded at 4.40pm by a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Centre for Catholic Studies in St. Cuthbert’s Chapel and at 5.30pm by a drinks reception in the Refectory.

All events free of charge; all welcome. To book, please email or tel: Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar:

Professor Christopher Southgate (University of Exeter)
Difficult Thoughts about Divine Glory

Tuesday 14 March 2017 at Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham, 5.30pm: Drinks; 5.45pm - 7.15pm: Paper & Discussion

Followed by a meal in a local restaurant.

See poster for further details.

Lord, Teach Me To Pray

For those people wishing to explore and experience contemplative and creative ways to pray.

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Wednesday 12 April 2017

St. Mary’s RC Church, Major Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2DD.

Optional Day of Reflection, Wednesday 29 March 2017 at Minsteracres Retreat Centre.

See poster for full details.

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series

Michael Haynes, Assistant Organist, Hexham Abbey

On Saturday, 18 March at 2.30pm. Retiring Collection.
Refectory open for food from 11.00am – 4.30pm

St. Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH.

See poster for full details or visit our Ushaw page.

Day of Reflection

To be a Pilgrim: In the Footsteps of Jesus.

On Saturday 25 March 2017, 10.30am until 3.30pm at Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH.

See poster for full details. Please bring a packed lunch.

Voices of Peace

With guest speaker: Pat Gaffney.

Being held at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Albion Road West, North Shields NE29 0JB.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 7.00pm (refreshments from 6.30pm).

See poster for details.



Later in 2017

Hexham and Newcastle 50th Celebration of Renewal.

Thanksgiving for All we have Received.

St. Joseph’s, Gateshead on Saturday 1 April 2017 at 10.00am (Prayer and Praise from 9.45am). Celebration Mass followed by a Celebration Buffet. Celebrant – Bishop Séamus Cunningham. Reflection - Michelle Moran.

If you would like to attend please email:

A Day for Confirmation Catechists and those interested in becoming one.

On Saturday 29 April 2017 from 10.00am until 3.00pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

Booking essential, see poster for full details or contact us by email or tel: or on 0191 243 3313.


February 2017 Posters

The Diocesan Church Music Association invites you to a music workshop led by Paul Berry, Director of Music at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham.

The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham, NE46 2EB on Saturday 25 February 2017 starting at 10.30am and finishing with Mass at 4.00pm.

Please see attached poster for further information and booking details.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar:

A talk by Prof. Paul D. Murray: ‘What Difference Does Ordination Make? Solving a Catholic Problem through Receptive Learning from Methodist Tradition’.

Tuesday 28 February 2017 at 5.30pm (Drinks), 5.45pm - 7.15pm (Paper & Discussion) at Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham.

If you wish to attend the seminar, please register at eventbrite. Any queries email: or tel: 0191 334 1656.







See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events