Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


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

Newman Association, Tyneside Circle

Have announced the upcoming dates for their bi-monthly meetings and talks to be held on the last Wednesday of these months in the Church Hall at St. Mary's, Cullercoats from 7.30pm:

  • 30 January 2019 - Kathryn Mannix, "Bringing Death Back to Life".

The Source

The Youth Ministry Trust presents a regular youth event.

Held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, open to Years 9 and above.

An evening of music, faith, inspiration, meeting people, sharing faith and much more.

See poster or visit the YMT website for 2018/19 dates and more information.

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.

NEW Prayer Group, 'The Watch Tower'

A new prayer group at St. Hilda’s Diocesan Resource Centre, 'The Watch Tower', will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month beginning 28 February 2019 from 7.00 - 8.30pm.

Further details from Pat Kennedy by email or telephone: 0191 243 3316.


Brinkburn Partnership is holding a Service of Reconciliation in Advent, 'My soul in stillness waits…'

On Friday 21 December 2018 at 7.00pm being held at St. Bede’s Church, Bedlington.

See poster for details.

South Tyneside and Gateshead

The EVENT is back!

The EVENT is held monthly at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn between 6.00 - 7.30pm, is free and open to all young people in years 5, 6, 7 and 8. We provide pizza and refreshments free of charge afterwards too so young people can get to know others from other schools across the Diocese. In addition to our monthly faith night EVENT at St. Joseph’s we will also be running two more ‘roadshow’ EVENTs this year, one in November at St. Cuthbert’s in Crook in the Escomb partnership and one in the Pontop Partnership in March at St. Mary’s RC Primary in South Moor.

Parents, teachers, parishioners and clergy are also welcome. For further details or to book your place, please email Andrew Young or ring him on 07868 155298. Numbers are required for catering purposes.

See poster for full list of dates and more information.

Cleveland and South Durham

The parishes of St. Mary's, Barnard Castle and St. Osmund's, Gainford have annnounced their full schedule of Christmas services, which include Christmas confessionals and St. Mary's School carol service and christmas bonfire.

Please view the full details in the following documents:

Parish of St. Mary's, Barnard Castle,

Parish of St. Osmund's, Gainford.

Fr. Grieves can be contacted on 01325 730191 with any specific enquiries.