Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

September 2019 Posters

Annual Walk for Peace

Sunday 15 September 2019 Meeting from 10.00am at the Hindu Temple West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9QB

The walk will begin at 11.00am (see programme for details). For further information please contact Hari Shukla on 0191 243 3620.

'Northern Rising 1569 Anniversary Conference: From Rebellion to Reconciliation. Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present: Regional, National, and International Perspectives'

Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 September 2019 in Durham.

Registration; Conferences packages available from £65.50 standard rate / £42.50 student rate. More information and registration online through our conferences page.

Registration deadline is Friday 16 August. Please direct any queries to the Centre for Catholic Studies by email or on 0191 334 1656. See poster for full details.

Diaconate Information Evenings

We are running a series of information evenings across the Diocese, to offer an opportunity to come along and find out more about the diaconate. Anyone interested to know more is invited to come along to one of the sessions. Wives of those interested in the diaconate are also welcome to attend. The details of the information evenings, which all start at 7.00pm and last for about 90 minutes, are as follows:

Thursday 19 September – English Martyrs and SS Peter and Paul, Redhill Road, Stockton on Tees, TS19 9BY.

Thursday 3 October – St. Bede’s, Catholic Row, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6HS.

Thursday 17 October – St. Mary’s, Bridge Street, Sunderland, SR1 1TQ

Thursday 7 November – St. Hilda’s Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7PY.

Read more about becoming a deacon.

Serve the Lord with Gladness: A Day of Reflection for All Ministries

At Ushaw College, Durham on Saturday 28 September from 10.30am – 3.30pm. This will be led by Fr. Mark Millward, Benedict Partnership Dean.

Registration and refreshments from 9.45. Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – please complete and return the booking form.

Contact the Department for Liturgy on 0191 243 3312 or by e-mail.


Later in 2019

Relit; The Heart of Evangelization

Relit is a programme that forms and equips people to be active evangelists in their own parish and beyond.

A training programme like you've never seen before. In fact, it's so unique that it's nearly impossible to explain in just a few words. That's why we've invited its author, Michael Dopp, to come all the way from Canada to tell us what it's about. Michael is a gifted speaker and teacher, so this promises to be an inspiring evening.

Thursday 3 October 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, St. Vincent's Diocesan Offices, West Road, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

Please register your interest by email.

Vocation Discernment Weekend

For single Catholic women open to a possible call to religious life.

A weekend of prayer, discussion, reflection, community and discernment. A time to be ask questions and be with others on a similar journey; to find out more about religious life and the spirituality and mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October, Newcastle NE4 9PH.

For further information see poster or contact Sr. Barbara Sweeney: Tel: 07752 300056 or Email.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal

“Emmanuel...You Will Be Called By a New Name” Is 62:2

Fr. Chris Thomas, Fr. Michael Whalen and Pat Kennedy will be reflecting on the journey to date and where we are being led?

Saturday 26 October 10.00am – 4.30pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead (Opposite Gateshead Metro Station).

Bring a packed lunch. No charge. Collection taken. See poster for details.

To book contact: or post to Pat Kennedy, St. Cuthbert’s House, West Road, Newcastle NE15 7PY.

'The Franciscan Legacy from the 13th Century to the 21st'

An International Conference hosted by the Centre for Catholic Studies in partnership with the Capuchin Franciscans of Great Britain. Assessing the Continuing Significance of St. Francis and Franciscan Traditions of Theology, Spirituality and Action.

A Conference in Honour of the 800th Anniversary of St Francis’ Meeting with Sultan Malek Al-Kamil on Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 November 2019 in Durham.

Registration now open through our conferences page. Deadline for registration is Monday 30 September 2019.

Centre for Catholic Studies email: or tel: 0191 334 1656. See poster for full details.

A Day of Reflection for Women: Deepening the Heart Space.

In partnership with the National Board of Catholic Women.

With Sr. Sheila McNamara on Saturday 7 December 2019 between 10.30am - 3.30pm at St. Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 7PY.

There is no charge for the day. Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch.

To book please contact Pat Kennedy by email: or tel: 0191 243 3316.


August 2019 Posters

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series

Scott Brothers Duo (Jonathan Scott – Organ and Tom Scott – Piano) on Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 2.00pm in St. Cuthbert's Chapel. Retiring Collection. Refectory Café open from 11.00am – 3.45pm.

Tickets £10.00. For further information and to book tickets, please visit


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Diocesan Calendar

Events – Local

Events – Non–Diocesan