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

Blackfriars Partnership, Spirituality Team present, 'Being the Prodigal Child' in association with Open Gate.

'Being The Prodigal Child' is a reflection on Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son experienced by women serving custodial sentences in Low Newton prison. The evening will be led by the team at Open Gate, a charity that works with women both during their sentence and after they have been released.

The evening will explore the Christian calling to become the Prodigal Child, which we will do through listening to personal reflections from some of the women at Low Newton prison, group discussions and finishing with a final blessing from Fr. Shaun.

The event takes place on Thursday 7 March between 6.30pm and 9.00pm at St. Robert's Church, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne.

If you’d like to come please email

See poster for full details.

Blackfriars Partnership, Spirituality Team present, 'OUR CALL TO HOLINESS'

Pope Francis, in his recent writing on the call to holiness, encourages us to 'recognise those ordinary times in our lives and the lives of others which are holy.'

This day is an opportunity, which is open to everyone and for those in parish ministries, to spend time, as a Partnership, in prayer and reflection on their ‘call to holiness’ as we journey through Lent together.

This event takes place on Saturday 16 March between 10.30am and 3.30pm at St. Cuthbert's Primary School, Balmain Rd, Kenton, Newcastle NE3 3QQ.

(Coffee and tea available from 10am). Please bring a packed lunch.

If you’d like to come please email

See poster for full details.

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.


Events will feature here when announced.

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

Hogarth Partnership - Announcement of a Partnership Tour of Holland

A partnership tour to The Lady of all Nations Shrine, Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens, Holland. The tour will take place from Monday 29 April through to Friday 2 May 2019. The Spiritual Leader is Fr. David Russell.

The tour itinery includes:

  • Coach travel throughout and 2 nights bed and breakfast at Best Western Hotel, Almere.

  • Monday 29 - coach to Hull, overnight crossing to Rotterdam.

  • Tuesday 30 - visit to Keukenhof Gardens, includes entrance fee and birds of prey show.

  • Wednesday 1 - visit to Lady of all Nations Shrine Chapel with Holy Mass and Amsterdam City.

  • Thursday 2 - Amsterdam City then return to Hull with overnight crossing from Rotterdam.

Tour cost is £350.00 double/twin or a single supplement cost £495.00. Full amount to be paid Sunday 10 March.

For further details please contact Mike Horan on 01325 243773 or mob. 07790 311872.