Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

June 2017 Posters

The Launch of new Diocesan guidelines for Infant Baptism

Wednesday 7 June 2017, between 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead.

A series of Formation Sessions for Catechists follow throughout June available at various venues, see the poster for full details, dates and timings.

Attendance can be booked online or contact us by email or tel: 0191 243 3313.

Celebration of Marriage Partnership of Life and Love

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle Saturday 10 June 2017 11.00am

Principal Celebrant: Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Everyone welcome. For further details see the poster.

The Ministry of Consolation

Key speakers are Paul Paes and Karen Groves MBE. A day for anyone interested in this vitally important ministry.

On Saturday 10 June 2017 at 10.30am - 3.30pm. Refreshments from 10.00am and lunch will be provided.

Being held at Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH. Booking essential (pdf and word version).

See poster for further information or to book, please contact the Dep't. for Spirituality by tel: 0191 243 3302 or email.

Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Led by The Rt Rev Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England and Wales, Saturday 17 June 2017

Parish groups and individuals of any age welcome.

For further information please contact Regional Port Chaplains Paul Atkinson (07906 212 426) or Peter Barrigan (07713 924 504). See poster for further details.

Diocesan Festival 2017

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017 at Emmaus Youth Village, Consett.

This year’s theme is ‘Changing Hearts: The Challenge of Discipleship’.

Everyone welcome, see poster for further detail and complete booking form. Alternatively access our dedicated webpage.




Later in 2017

Gather my People

A Day of Reflection for Lay Liturgical Leaders Led by Fr. Paul Jenkins O Carm.

Saturday 8 July 2017 10.30am - 4.00pm at St. Hilda’s Diocesan Resource Centre, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7PY.

For further details see poster. Download a booking form here.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2017

Friday 28 July - Friday 4 August 2017. Travel directly to Lourdes by plane or overland by jumbolance, a specially adapted coach.

Full information about costs, details of care offered, and Booking / Application Forms are available from Fr. Peter Stott on tel: 01670 513410 or email: lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk

Adult Helpers Registration Form available from Fr. Stott or visit our pilgrimage website.



May 2017 Posters

Vocation Enquirer's Evenings

Held on Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Prayer, consisting of a Priest’s testimony, meal and mutual friendship on the following dates; May 3 and May 24.

This poster has more detailed contact information.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

Prof. Gerard Kelly (Catholic Institute of Sydney), 'The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation'.

On Monday 8 May 2017 at 5.30pm: Drinks; 5.45pm-7.15pm: Paper & Discussion.

At St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Old Elvet, Durham, followed by a meal in a local restaurant.

See poster for full details, register online at eventbrite or call 0191 334 1656. Other enquiries, please email or 0191 334 1656.

Catholic Social Thought & Practice

Dr. Patrick Riordan, SJ (Heythrop College), 'What Aristotle Doesn't Know about the Common Good...'

On Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 5.30-7.00pm in Seminar Room B, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham.

See poster for further detail. If you wish to attend, please register online at eventbrite or call 0191 334 1656. Registration is preferred, but not essential.

I, Daniel Blake: A Challenge to Discipleship?

The AGM of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council.

Saturday May 13 2017 from 10.00am to 3.30pm (with a shared lunch) at St. Joseph’s Centre, Gateshead NE8 1LX

As part of the AGM, there will be a screening of the film “I, Daniel Blake” at 7.30pm on Friday May 12 at St. Joseph’s Centre, Gateshead (doors open 7.00pm, free entry)

See the poster for further details.

The Way We See It: A Response.

On Saturday 13 May 2017 at Newcastle Assembly Rooms.

We have a wise and inspiring speaker in Rev David Wilkinson from St. John’s College, Durham and we will also hear from some of our young people who will share with us ‘the way they see it’.

The day is for everyone who is concerned about young people in our schools and parishes.

See the poster or the booking form for further details or visit the Youth Ministry Team website.

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

Prof. Mike Higton (Durham University), 'The Life of Doctrine'.

On Thursday 18 May 2017 at 5.30pm: Drinks; 5.45pm - 7.15pm: Paper & Discussion.

At Dun Cow Cottage Seminar Room, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham, followed by a meal in a local restaurant.

See poster for full details, register online at eventbrite or tel: 0191 334 1656.

Other enquiries, please email us or tel: 0191 334 1656.

The Department for Interreligious Relations invites you to:

A joint Christian/Muslim visit to Pray for Peace.

For women and young children only.

On Saturday 20 May 2017 from 1.30pm at St. Mary's Chapel, Jesmond.

See poster for full details and contacts.

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series

Jonathan Clegg, Organist, St. David’s Church, Tudhoe – Saturday, 20 May at 2.30pm. Retiring Collection. Refectory Café open from 11.00am – 5.00pm.

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

See poster for full details or visit our Ushaw page.

Mass in honour of St. Bede

in St. Paul’s Church, Jarrow 9.30am 20 May 2017.

Principal Celebrant Bishop Séamus Cunningham.

The Gathering, A Catholic Charismatic Renewal event.

Every third Sunday of the month commencing on Sunday 21 May 2017.

Being held at St. Joseph's, Gateshead between 3.30pm and 5.00pm.

Everyone welcome. For further details see the poster.

Ushaw Lecture

A lecture by Joe Reed and Jan Graffius (Stonyhurst College): English Jesuit Drama 1599 - 1916: From Martyrs to Rum Punch.

On Tuesday 23 May 2017 - Drinks Reception from 5.30pm; Lecture: 6.00pm - 7.15pm in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College. All are welcome; registration is required. See poster for details.

To book a place, please email us or tel: 0191 334 1656.






See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events