Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Upcoming Non-Diocesan Events


Christian Heritage Centre – The Logos & Literature: Elaborating the Divine

A series of online evening talks exploring some of the great themes of Catholic Christianity in writing old and new, with Catholic scholars and contemporary authors. Every second Thursday at 7.30pm from Thursday 29 April through to Thursday 8 July.

Visit their website for more info and registration.

Community Organising in the North East: An ecumenical conversation.

Wednesday 5 May 2021 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Over the last five years Christians have been working alongside people of other faiths, and none, to challenge the injustices that shape our communities in the North East. During this online event we want to share some of the stories of how together we have empowered people to tackle low wages, mental health provisions, hate crime, free-school meal access and climate change. Along with the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, and the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Robert Byrne, we will be asking how community organising is part of our faith journeys.

Storytelling is at the heart of challenging injustice and we hope our stories will engage and inspire you.

Please sign up online here and login details will be sent out the week before the event.

Exploring the Directory for Catechesis Virtual Conference 2021.

About the Conference:

Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, is delighted to announce a free, virtual conference that will focus on the new Directory for Catechesis. The Directory, published in March 2020, makes clear the essential elements in teaching and personal formation required by the mission of catechesis. Building on the previous 2 catechetical directories (1971 and 1997), this new text is a vital resource for all those engaged in the Church's work of proclaiming the Gospel.

You can register online for this conference.

This conference offers an opportunity for those either involved with or interested in catechesis, to explore the main themes and key emphases of this important text, and to reflect on its implications for their work in the Church and the world.

The conference will take place across 3 sessions, focusing on different aspects of the directory. The remaining session is as follows:

  • Session 3, Friday 14 May, 2.00 – 4.00pm: Growing in Faith: A Lifelong Journey of Catechesis. Speakers confirmed so far; Angela Wood MA (Maryvale Institute), Sr. Carino Hodder OP (Dominican Srs of St. Joseph), Lianne Pap (Archdiocese of Birmingham and Maryvale Institute), Paul Northam (Archdiocese of Birmingham), Beccy Roseman (Kenelm Youth Trust, Archdiocese of Birmingham) and more, followed by breakout sessions.

There is no cost to register and attend all sessions of the conference, although we would encourage delegates to consider a donation of £5 or £10 or more towards scholarships for those enrolling on Maryvale Institute’s adult formation courses, to help support and train the catechists of the future.

For more information see the poster, visit their website or email them.

Scripture & Spirituality Conference; Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 July 2021

Scripture & Spirituality Conference 2021 “To love, is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore is to be transformed into God.

St. John of the Cross

This year’s conference focuses on St. John of the Cross and his life changing teachings of how love can transform each and everyone of us.

Through six thought provoking talks, each of us can learn how to become beacons of light to greater reflect Christ and offer hope to a world in much need of healing.

This year, we have been blessed with 6 renowned speakers, authors and experts, who will help bring St. John’s teachings to life and transform how we grow in our love and spirituality. Read more. The speakers for each day are detailed on this poster.

Clifton Diocese and Downside Abbey Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 July to 6 August 2021

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is the most incredible experience! This very special trip, exclusively for young UK Catholic adults in the age range 18 to 35ish, has been specifically designed with young people in mind. In addition to celebrating Mass at some of the Holiest Places on Earth, this Pilgrimage will bring your Faith alive in a way you never imagined. Contact for itinerary, pricing and booking form.