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.

Voices of Faith interfaith dialogues:

Voices of Faith are also planning to hold the following Interfaith dialogues focusing on ‘Faith through Life’ during 2020.

Wednesday 17 June – Becoming an Adult
Wednesday 23 September – Marriage
Wednesday 18 November – Death

Each meeting will start with refreshments at 6.00pm and the evening will conclude around 8.30pm. More details to follow, but enquiries can be made by tel: 0191 270 4100 or by email.

Living Theology weekend – The Word of God, hearing and responding

With Government guidelines changing rapidly, no decision has yet been reached if this weekend can go ahead, but it is under constant review. If it has to be cancelled, then all booking fees already paid will, of course, be reimbursed.

The theme of the weekend is The Word of God, hearing and responding, focusing on scripture (Old and New Testament), the history of the early church, and Catholic Social Teaching. The Speakers are Fr. Philip Harrison SJ, Dr. George Herring, Dr. Ally Kateusz, Fr. Martin Poulsom SDB,and Fr. Henry Wansbrough OSB.

It is a Living Theology weekend (under the auspices of the Jesuits), in association with the Newman Association, and will be held at the Bar Convent in York on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2020. It is a two day conference, but attendance for just one day is quite possible and everyone is welcome (especially students – at half price).

All the details including the booking form and timetable are on the Jesuits in Britain website (accommodation should be booked separately).