Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO


Sunderland and East Durham

Sunderland City Centre

Young Adults' Prayer Group: A group for young adults, between the ages of 18 - 35(ish), for an hour of praise & worship before the Blessed Sacrament.

Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7.00pm. Please meet in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sunderland City Centre. More info: Contact: Fr. Marc Lyden-Smith 0191 567 5354. After the Holy Hour you are also welcome to join us in a nearby bar for drinks.

Newcastle and North Tyneside

Wednesday 27 November 7.30pm in the Church Hall at St. Mary's, Cullercoats.

A talk by Louise Harrison, "Catholic Social Teaching: still the Church's best-kept secret?"

Our best–kept secret is that the Catholic Church is deeply blessed with more than 100 years' worth of outstanding social justice and peace documents authored by popes, Vatican II, world synods of bishops and national conferences of bishops. But sadly, these documents attract more dust than readers. This talk will outline what we are missing.

The Source

YMT present a regular youth event. Upcoming dates for The Source are planned as follows:

  • Wednesday 4 December 2019

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020

  • Wednesday 1 April 2020

The Source takes place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, from 7.00pm – 8.45pm. This is a chance for Praise and Worship, Prayer, Live Music, Faith Sharing, Socialising and Refreshments. The Source is aimed at young people in Year 9 and above, but everyone is welcome! You may wish to promote this in your School, Parish, or Community. The Source is usually a very inspirational and uplifting event! Hope to see you all there!

For the full list of 2019/20 dates and more information see this poster.

Holy Name, Jesmond 90th Anniversary Lecture Series.

Holy Name, Jesmond have been holding a series of lectures in association with the Centre for Catholic Studies (Durham) to celebrate their 90th Anniversary.

Admission is free of charge and all are welcome. No need to book, please just turn up.

The next date and topic of these talks is as follows:

  • Thursday 12 March 2020, between 7.00pm – 8.30pm.

    Towards a Politics of the Common Good’, lecture by Dr. Anna Rowlands.

See their website and the poster for full details.

Manifest - The Young Adults' Prayer Group

Are you aged 18-30? Would you like to meet with other Young Adults?

Held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, every first and third Monday of the month at 7.00pm.

Adoration, Confession, Praise and Reflection.


Climate Change and the Common Good; the call to an “ecological conversion”, so that we may, “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor

You are most welcome to join us in reading and reflecting on Laudato Si’
In this teaching document, Pope Francis reminds us that, “We do not look at the world from without but from within”.

Talks are continuing every Thursday until 14 November at St. Mary’s Church, Hexham. Bookings/enquiries to St. Mary’s Justice and Peace Group, or 07895 434344.

See poster for full details of each talk.

South Tyneside and Gateshead

Events will feature here when announced.

Cleveland and South Durham

St. Osmund's Catholic Church in Gainford have shared their music lists for Solemn Masses through to December.

Everyone is welcome to attend these Masses.

To view the full list see November's or December's schedule now.

St. Mary's, Barnard Castle and St. Osmund's, Gainford have announced a series of celebratory Masses and events during November as follows:

Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 10 November) – various Masses, Procession to War Memorial and Act of Remembrance. See poster.

The Extraordinary Form of the Latin Mass Rite (Tuesday 12 November, St. Martin I, Pope & Martyr) – St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnard Castle at 6.30pm. Celebrant, Fr. Shaun Swales. See poster.

Christ the Universal King (Sunday 24 November) – A full day of celebration, various Masses, Benediction and parish lunch. See poster.

Advent Mass schedule.

Christmas Mass schedule.

To find out full details, click on each individual poster.