Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

March 2019 Posters

Diocesan Church Music Association present a 'Keyboard-free' music workshop.

On Saturday 9 March from 10.00am until 3.30pm at Ushaw College, Durham.

£10, booking required, to book your place email: Alison or call on 0191 371 9184.

Please see poster for full details.

The Ministry of Consolation: Spirituality in Times of Trauma

Saturday 23 March 2019 Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 7DW.

9.45am refreshments for 10.15am start, ending 3.30pm.

Bishop John Wilson is an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster who has considerable experience in times of trauma.

See poster for further details.

For further information please contact the Department for Spirituality on 0191 243 3302 or email, or complete and return the booking form.

Quiet Day at Ushaw

An opportunity to step aside, to listen to God in scripture and to enjoy the peace. Led by Sister Rosarie Spence.

£10 per person, including coffee, tea and biscuits served both on arrival and to conclude the day. Lunch, with a delicious choice of great value home-made food, is available to purchase in the refectory. Bookings to be made via the Ushaw website or telephone: 0191 334 5119.

On Wednesday 27 March 10.30am to 4.00pm.


Later in 2019

Celebration of Marriage and Family Life

The Annual Mass celebrating Marriage and Family Life will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Séamus Cunningham from 11.00am.

Further information is available from Rob Wareing, Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator by email or tel: 07841 530991.

Ushaw Organ Weekend

Is being held on the weekend of Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2019. Curated by James Parsons.

An invitation to organists at all ages and stages, observers - and all seeking a holiday weekend of inspiring music-making and cultural exploration in Durham's stunning, historic setting and Newcastle's dynamic cityscape.

Hear David Goode's organ recital in Durham Cathedral on Friday 31 May at 7.30pm with music by Bach, Jo Marsh's 'Ottomania' and Reubke's 'Sonata on the 94th Psalm'.

To reserve your place and all other enquiries email

See poster for full itinery and cost.

Joint Christian / Muslim visit to ‘Pray for Peace’.

An event for Women and Young Children only.

Is being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 29 June 2019 from 2.30pm.


February 2019 Posters

Teilhard Seminar 2019

Prof. Celia Deane-Drummond talks on, ‘Theology, Evolution and Violence: On Making War or Peace?

On Thursday 7 February from 5.00pm at Pemberton Lecture Room PG20, Palace Green, Durham.

All are most welcome to attend. Please register online or contact us on 0191 334 1656. See poster for more information.

Ushaw Lecture

A lecture by Prof. Martin Stannard, on ‘Evelyn Waugh, Catholicism and America: Hollywood, Death, and the Religious Life.

On Tuesday 12 February (drinks reception at 5.30pm in the Refectory) with lecture from 6.00pm - 7.15pm in the Exhibition Hall at Ushaw College.

This lecture is open to all and is free of charge, but registration is essential online or by phone on 0191 334 1656.

See poster for more information.

The Summit returns for 2019 just in time for Valentine’s Day! It’s the usual inspiring mix of Praise & Worship, teaching and testimony, specially designed to stir the Spirit within you. Expedition Worship will be there to lead us with their uplifting music and we’ve invited some guest speakers who promise to make you think.

We’d love you to join us on Wednesday 13 February 2019 from 7.00pm until 9.00pm at St. Augustine’s in Darlington.

See poster for details.

Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2019

Prof. Myriam Wijlens talks on ‘Communio Fidelium - Communio Ecclesiarum - Communio Episcoporum: Representation in Synodal Structures.

On Tuesday 26 February from 6.00pm in the Exhibition Hall at Ushaw College.

All are welcome, but registration is essential as this is a ticketed event; tickets must be booked by 10.00am on 19 February.

See poster for more information.


See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events