Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

April 2017 Posters

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:

Edwin Bonney Organ Recital Series

James Lancelot, Master of the Choristers and Organist, Durham Cathedral – Saturday, 22 April at 2.30pm. Retiring Collection. 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.

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.


Later in 2017

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.

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:

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


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.

Walking Together in Hope

Join us on Sunday 19 March 2017 on the Cuddy's Corse walk.

The poster has full details and timing of this event. We hope to see you there!

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.







See also:

Diocesan Calendar of Events

Local Events

Upcoming Non-Diocesan events