Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


North East Council of Christians and Jews

The October Meeting will be held at Marion Abrahams Hall, UHC Synagogue, Graham Park Road, Gosforth on Monday 15 October 2018 at 7.30pm.

Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle. See poster for further details.


Celebrate North East - Catholic Charismatic Family Weekend

On 20 - 21 October 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn, NE31 2ET.

Speakers: David Wells, Miriam Swaffield, Ronan Johnston.

Adults £35, young people (4 - 21 + full time education) £10, children 0 - 3 free.

Email or tel: Shirley Warrington 0191 285 6310.


Blackfriars Charity Ball

Saturday 27 October 2018 7.00pm - 12.00am.

Come and join The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for a Hog Roast plus entertainment from the fantastic Sue Sweeney and Lee Paul.

New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2TQ.

Tickets cost £20 per person. To book please call 0191 261 6027 (option 1). See poster for further details.

The Newman Association - Cleveland Circle

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

Programme of talks and events 2018/19


  • Tuesday 30 October
  • Wednesday 21 November


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

Tuesday 30 October 2018

"Mater Admirabilis: the birth of a Global Sacred Icon" by Prof. Stefano Cracolici, Reader in Italian, and Co-Director in the Centre for Visual Arts & Culture, Durham University.

Middlesbrough Cathedral Hall, TS8 0TW at 7.45pm (coffee/tea from 7.30). All are welcome! See poster for details


Wednesday 21 November 2018

‘Gentle as silence - the life and hymns of Estelle White’ by Veronica Whitty MA

Middlesbrough Cathedral Hall, TS8 0TW at 7.45pm (coffee/tea from 7.30). All are welcome!

See poster for more details from.


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.

CAFOD: Countering Consumerism: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate, Hexham & Newcaste Retreat

What does it mean to be holy? How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?

Pope Francis offers some ideas in his letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). We are invited to be disturbed by faith, challenge the culture of consumerism and respond to the Pope’s profound invitation to care for our common home.

Take time out of your everyday life to explore Scripture and Church teaching together and be inspired by one another and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas. The retreat is free of charge and all are welcome.

Join them on Saturday 17 November 2018 at Minsteracres, Consett, DH8 9RT from 10.00 - 4.00pm. Lunch is provided. Visit their website to book your place.