Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


The Newman Association - Cleveland Circle

Promoting open discussion and further understanding in today’s Church.

Programme of talks and events 2019


  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 3 April
  • Wednesday 1 May
  • Wednesday 22 May AGM
  • Sunday 9 or Saturday 15 June Summer visit/outing. TBA.

Next Talk:

Wednesday 20 February - 'Egton Catholics 1600 – 1900', a case study in compiling a parish history by David Smallwood.

David is the archivist for the Middlesbrough Diocese and he will make use of material from this archive to tell the story of Egton Catholics during this period.

See poster for full details.

Wednesday 3 April - 'Amoris Laetitia' - a guide to accompaniment (but is it Satnav or map?).

A talk by Rev. Vincent Purcell MA, Middlesbrough’s Adult Formation Adviser.

See poster for details.

All talks are held at St. Mary’s RC Cathedral, Coulby Newman, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TW at 7.30pm for 7.45pm. Further information about the full programme of talks planned on the above dates can be found on this poster.

Further information about the Newman Association can be found on their website.

Secretary: Mrs Lorraine Canning, tel: 01642 316493 or email.

North East Chaplaincy Gathering

Is being held on Saturday 16 March 2019 from 9.30am - 4.30pm at St. John's College, Durham DH1 3RJ.

Northumbrian Industrial Mission in partnership with Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK and Methodist Chaplaincies are offering Chaplains in the North East to gather together and explore areas of common concern. This day is for all chaplains, full or part-time, paid or voluntary, from any area of work, or organisation. It will also be helpful to those who are considering following a calling to chaplaincy.

The Key Speaker is Ann Morisy and alongside discussion and reflection there will be time to network and support each other.

The event is by ticket only and you are encouraged to register online through Eventbrite.

Please contact Fiona Usher by email or phone 07850 937236, if you have any enquiries.

See poster for details.

Breathe, A Day of Affirmation and Blessing for Educators

Breathe poster for Educators dayIf you are involved in Education or know anyone who is, there is a Day of Affirmation and Blessing for Educators to be held on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at St. Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA. This venue is approximately 5 minutes walk from Euston Station.

Speakers on the day include; David Wells, Claire Fernandes and Fr. Michael Hall.

See poster for more information or email:

Tickets cost £21.55 (include booking fees) and can be booked online at eventbrite, refreshments are provided, but please bring your own packed lunch.