Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO


Sunderland and East Durham

Finchale Partnership are holding a partnership day at Ushaw College on Sunday 30 June between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.

An opportunity to join people from across the Finchale Partnership for Mass (St. Cuthbert’s Chapel at 12.30pm with children’s liturgy available) and prayer.

Find out more about the Partnership and all of our parishes. Lots of activities for all the family or just have some quiet time in the beautiful chapel and gardens. Tickets available for guided tours of the college.

Why not bring a picnic? Light refreshments will also be available.

Everyone is welcome. See poster for details.

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

St. Dominic’s, Newcastle, are running a new ‘Who is Jesus?’ Course, as a contribution to evangelisation. It runs on Wednesday evenings, which began on 8 May and continue until 24 July, with a day away on Saturday 6 July.

It presents the basic Catholic claims about Jesus, what he did for us and offers us now, and how to begin or grow deeper in a relationship with Christ and the Church.

Each evening consists of shared food (from 6.30pm), a talk (at 7.00pm) and exploration of the topic in small groups (with everything finished by 8.30pm at the latest), all conducted in a respectful and friendly context. It is aimed at those with no or weak faith, but should help others grow in their faith and learn about sharing it with others.

Attendance at every session is not compulsory, but there is more to benefit from attending as many as possible. Please look at the poster for session dates and topics being covered or visit the Kerygma Project website for more information.

The Association of the Eucharist

Association of the Eucharist, Corpus Christi Solemn Exposition and Blessed Sacrament Procession will be led by Bishop Robert Byrne at St. Joseph's Home (Little Sisters of the Poor), Newcastle on Sunday 23 June at 3.00pm.

All are welcome.

Holy Name, Jesmond 90th Anniversary Lecture Series.

Holy Name, Jesmond are 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 dates and topics of these talks are as follows:

  • Wednesday 2 October 2019, between 7.00pm – 8.30pm.

    English Literature and Catholicism; The Poetry of Devotion’, lecture by Prof. Stephen Regan.

  • 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.


Events will feature here when announced.

South Tyneside and Gateshead


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 more ‘roadshow’ EVENTs this year, including 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

Events will feature here when announced.