Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


70 Years of the NHS - A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving.

A service hosted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to celebrate and give thanks for 70 years of the NHS through prayer and dedication. Join us on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 6.30pm at Hexham Abbey, NE46 3NB for an evening of reflection and music in the presence of Bishop Séamus Cunningham, Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Diocese.

This service is open to the public and members of staff from any NHS Trust across the region, but to book your FREE tickets call 01670 529690 or register online.

Songs of Praise: Church of St. Thomas the Martyr

The ever-popular BBC One programme, Songs of Praise, is coming to film at St. Thomas The Martyr Church, Newcastle (Haymarket, NE1 7PF). The BBC are looking for local, enthusiastic singers to join the congregation for an evening of modern worship music led by acclaimed singer, songwriter, and worship leader, Phillipa Hanna. The recording will take place on Thursday 5 July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

Series Executive Producer/Director, Emyr Afan says: “This recording is a wonderful opportunity for local singers to come together for an evening of music-making for broadcast on BBC One. Songs of Praise has been championing Christian music for over 55 years and continues to be enormously popular due to recordings like these and we really hope you can come along.”

Admission is FREE but booking is essential.

See Poster and Press Release for further information and booking details.

Srebrenica Genocide: A Memorial Event

Srebrenica Genocide: A Memorial Event by Newcastle’s Peace & Unity Initiative.

Is being held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 6.30pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, Whittingham Grove, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2QP.

This Memorial Event is to commemorate the murder of 8,372 Muslim men, women and children in the Srebrenica Genocide of July 1995.

All welcome, please see poster for full details.

"Thy Will be Done?" Healing God's World

There is a 'Living Theology' Study Weekend at The Bar Convent in York this summer. The theme is '"Thy Will be done?" – Healing God’s World' and there will be two streams of talks on both Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. The cost for the weekend is £60 (students £30), which includes lunches and refreshments. All are welcome and, for anyone who cannot come for the whole weekend, attendance for just one of the days is half price.

Courses will be given by Fr. Frank Turner SJ, Lucy Becket and Dr. Theo Hawksley CJ. Fr. Frank, who for many years was an advisor on international affairs to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, will talk on 'Justice, faith-based witness', and Christian perspectives on the environment. Lucy Becket, the well-known author and reviewer who taught at Ampleforth for many years, will speak about 'Christianity in the North in the Middle Ages'. Sr. Theo, recently returned from Guyana, will talk on Religion and Peacebuilding.

In addition there will be talks from representatives of two charities which work for justice in the UK today. These are The Medaille Trust which supports victims of trafficking and modern slavery, and 'Justice First', which helps refugees and asylum seekers in the North East.

Please look at the website for all further details about the programme and to print off your Booking Form. Accommodation in the Bar Convent Guest House must be booked separately: please book early. For other queries please contact Patricia by email or tel: 01642 645732.

Adoremus Eucharistic Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

The Eucharistic Congress has been given the title Adoremus ('Let us Adore'). Every diocese in England and Wales will take part.

For more information please visit our 'National Liturgical Events' page for details on how you can participate.