Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


Common Humanity Conference:

The ‘Common Humanity’ conference takes place during National Interfaith Week on Wednesday 13 November at the University of Northumbria.

The focus of the conference will be on three topics each discussed from a range of faith perspectives:

  • Living Well Together

  • The Media and Fake News

  • Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

Schools are invited to send groups of students for the 1.30pm session members of faith communities from 6.00pm, refreshments will be provided.

Voices of Faith invite you to an evening of interfaith dialogue on Divinity & Femininity.

On Wednesday 20 November from 6.00pm – 8.30pm at the Central Mosque, Grainger Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8RQ.

See poster for details.

Sunday 24 November 2019 at 3.00pm, in Hall 1, Sage Gateshead, ‘Elgar: The Kingdom’.

Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir, The Waynflete Singers and Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets available online. See poster for full details.

For many Elgar fans including the famous conductor Sir Adrian Boult, The Kingdom is the composer’s greatest choral work, more consistent than even its more famous counterpart The Dream of Gerontius.

Exploring the lives of the twelve apostles during the early years of the Church, and focusing on them as ordinary, simple men, this passionate and noble work is full of glorious music.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Elgar’s masterpiece live in the North East with the Newcastle Bach Choir being joined on a return visit by Winchester’s Waynflete Singers, along with a stellar line-up of soloists including local-born Claire Rutter and Kitty Whately.

Supported by The Elgar Society.

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 – 7:30 for 7:45pm.

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

    See poster for full details.

  • 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.