Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Regular events in 2018

The Gathering.

Every third Sunday of the month between 3.30pm and 5.00pm.

Upcoming dates:

Sunday 17 June - 'Holy Spirit, leading to New Life' led by Fr. Whalen.

Sunday 22 July - 'Healing of Family Tree' led by Pat Kennedy.

Sunday 16 September - 'Healing my Life’s Journey' led by Pat Kennedy.

Sunday 18 November - 'Healing of Unforgiveness, the Poisons and Passions of Life' led by Pat Kennedy.

Being held at St. Joseph's, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

For Prayer and Praise, Input and Healing Prayer.



July 2018 Posters

Sea Sunday 2018 will be celebrated on the weekend of 7 and 8 July.

Remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them.

A retiring collection will be held in parishes.

See the AoS Sea Sunday page for more information and links to resources and this year's Sea Sunday video.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018.

Takes place between Friday 27 July and Friday 3 August.

Adult Helpers URGENTLY required!

The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Peter Stott at:

St. Robert of Newminster Presbytery, Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF. Tel: 01670 513410 or email:

Visit the pilgrimage page or see the poster for full details.



Later in 2018

Details of events will follow.



June 2018 Posters

Serve the Lord with Gladness, a Day of Reflection for All Ministries.

Saturday 2 June 2018, between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Venue: St. Joseph Parish Hall, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

See poster for full details. Booking IS ESSENTIAL, there are a strict number of places available. Please complete and return the booking form by email.

Apostleship of the Sea

Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 2 June 2018.

Led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales.

A peaceful day of prayer and reflection. Join us to pray for seafarers and for everyone involved in our ministry and charity.

For further information see poster or contact Regional Port Chaplains; Paul Atkinson (07906 212426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924504).

Catholic Theology Research Seminar:

On 'The Good Life and the Good Society'. University Students and High Security Prisoners Cultivating the Common Good. A Seminar by Dr. Elizabeth Phillips (Westcott House, Cambridge University).

On Thursday 7 June 2018 from 5.45pm (drinks reception from 5.30pm) in Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RS.

Please register online at eventbrite.

Ushaw Flower Festival.

Visit Ushaw between Tuesday 12 and Sunday 17 June 2018 for amazing displays in its glorious settings. Over 30 talented Flower Arranging Groups are coming together. Why not bring a group and take afternoon tea at the same time. Day passes are £5 per person but this will then entitle you to free admission to Ushaw for the next twelve months.

Visit the website to book online or call the Box Office on 0191 373 8500.

Vocation Discernment

For those thinking about Priesthood (aged 16 and over), evenings of prayer and reflection with an opportunity to listen to speakers talk about their own discernment, faith journeys and vocations.

The last meeting will be on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle between 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Further details are available on this poster or from the Diocesan Vocations Promoter: Fr. David Smith, contact him by email or telephone 0191 262 3882.

'Reading Paul Today: Grace and Gift for Protestant and Catholic Theology', A One-Day Research Symposium in Conversation with John Barclay’s 'Paul and the Gift' (Eerdmans, 2015).

Is being held on Friday 22 June 2018 from 10.00am until 6.00pm in the Senate Suite, Castle, Durham.

See poster for full details. Please register online.

Diocesan Festival 2018

This takes place on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village.

This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children.

For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).

Transforming our Lives with the Bible

An evening with David Ford hearing about recent research into old and new ways of engaging with Scripture

Join him at St. Hilda's, Sunderland SR5 2JD on Thursday 28 June 2018 between 7.00pm - 9.00pm.

This is evening is provided free of charge, but please book in advance by email. See poster for details.

Open to anyone wishing to engage more with Scripture.

Joint Christian and Muslim 'Pray for Peace'.

An event for women an young children only will take place Saturday 30 June 2018 at 1.30pm.

Being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle.

See poster for full details.

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series

Roger Fisher, international recitalist, teacher and organ adviser.

Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 2.30pm. Retiring Collection.

Refectory open for food from 11.00am – 4.30pm.

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

See our Ushaw page for further details.



See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events