Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


Echoes of Contempt’ by Rev'd. Bruce Thompson.

The Diocese of Newcastle with the RC Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle invite you to hear a talk from Rev'd. Bruce Thompson, Methodist Minister and Chair of the Lincolnshire Methodist District
and Author on his latest book about the history of the church’s relationship with Jewish communities over two millennia.

Covering centuries of religious history, ‘Echoes of Contempt’ explores the Church’s relationship with Jewish communities, from the time of the early Church to today.

Venue: UHC Orthodox Synagogue, Graham Park Road, Gosforth NE3 4BH. On Tuesday 17 September from 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Please confirm attendance by tel: 0191 270 4100 or by email.

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 – 7:30 for 7:45pm.

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019 – ‘Blood of Martyrs, Seed of Church Unity: Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission and receptive ecumenism – significant progress?’ by the Very Rev'd. Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB.

  • Wednesday 23 October 2019 – ‘Laity and Ministry: Women, Men and Ministry in historical perspective’ by Teresa Saunders.

  • Wednesday 27 November 2019 – ‘He Talked the Talk and He Walked the Walk: St Oscar Romero, bishop and martyr’ by Julian Filochowski OBE.

  • 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).

Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman C.O.

Pope Francis announces the Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman C.O.

Pope Francis has approved the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Mariam Thresia, Giuseppina Vannini, Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays, which will take place on Sunday 13 October 2019 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

An interesting background article on Blessed John Henry Newman has been produced by Dr. Patricia Egerton (Vice Chair of the Cleveland Newman Circle and the National Association's Membership Secretary). This can be read by clicking on these links (pdf - word).