Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


Exodus 90:

Monday 13 January to Saturday 11 April 2020.

The Hexham and Newcastle Chapter of Catholic Man UK ( invites men aged 18 to 80 to join them in undertaking the “Exodus 90” programme, which has been helping thousands of men to break free from compulsions, obsessions, addictions and idolatry and to enter into freedom so as to better be able to love and serve God and fellow man.

For more information visit the Exodus 90 website.

To attend one of our information sessions in Gateshead and hear testimonies from those who have already undertaken the programme, or to find a fraternity group near you, please contact Paul Hammond by email or mob: 07973 192324. Visit and follow us on Facebook.

The Newman Association – Cleveland Circle

The Newman Association, Cleveland Circle have announced their programme for 2019–2020 as follows:

The programme is also available to download (pdfword).

All talks are held St. Mary’s Cathedral Hall, Middlesbrough TS8 0TW – 7.30pm for 7.45pm.

  • Wednesday 19 February 2020 – ‘University Chaplaincy: is it really necessary?’ by Fr. Marc Lyden-Smith (Chaplain to the University of Sunderland) and Mary Palmer (Assistant Chaplain).

  • Wednesday 18 March 2020 – ‘ “Your Word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path” Psalm 118 verse 105. God speaks to me in his Word. How can I turn my ear to the sound of his voice?’ by Fr. Pat Kilgariff.

  • Wednesday 29 April 2020 – ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Surprisingly Catholic Protestant Martyr’ by Prof. Terry Wright BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), CertEd.

  • Wednesday 20 May 2020 – AGM at St. Mary’s Cathedral Hall, Middlesbrough

  • Saturday 20 June 2020 – Summer Outing (tba).

LISTEN – A Lenten Retreat for Young Adults (aged 18 – 35) at Stanbrook Abbey:

The retreat will run from 6.00pm on Friday 6 March to early afternoon on Sunday 8 March 2020.

An opportunity to pray, worship, listen to God’s Word and reflect in the tranquil atmosphere of the Benedictine monastery of Stanbrook, Wass. There will be Adoration, input from the nuns, shared lectio, silence and the chance to walk in the adjoining forest.

For more information on the abbey visit their website.

Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. See poster or contact Sophie Taylor by email or tel: 0191 410 0776 for more details.