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

Tyneside Newman Circle

The next talk will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 7.30pm in the Church Hall at St. Mary's, Cullercoats.

Gary Leece, "Good without God? Iris Murdoch in the Philosopher's Pupil"

Iris Murdoch was one of the most important literary and philosophical figures of the 20th century. This talk will consider her career, focussing on the fresh start she made in the 1980s with a series of long novels beginning with The Philosopher's Pupil, which marked her return to a Platonist view of the world. Her atheism is tempered by her fascination with religion and awareness of the God-shaped gap in the modern world.

All welcome.

Blackfriars Spirituality Group are hosting Four Seasons of Prayer, 'Oh What a Night!' events that will be held as follows:

Candlemas at St. Andrew's Church, Worswick Street on Saturday 1 February 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Dowry of Mary at St. Matthew's Church, Ponteland on Tuesday 5 May 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Family at St. Cuthbert's, Throckley on Thursday 2 July 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Thanksgiving at All Saints Church, Whickham View on Thursday 17 September 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

All welcome, come and join them!

The Source

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

  • 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.


Brinkburn Partnership are hosting a day, 'God has created me to do him Some Definite Service'.

The day is discerning the Will of God through the Scriptures in the Year of the Word. To be held at St. Bede’s Catholic Church, Catholic Row, Bedlington NE22 6HS on Saturday 1 February 2020, 10.00am - 3.15pm. It will consist of; Concelebrated Mass, input, time for reflection and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The day is open to anyone from across the Diocese, but please reserve your place by tel: 01670 513410 by Friday 24 January 2020. The day is free and lunch is provided. See poster for full details.

South Tyneside and Gateshead


The EVENT is a monthly event held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn between 6.00pm - 7.30pm for all young people in the Diocese from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. The EVENT is completely free of charge and complimentary food and refreshments are provided afterwards so the young people can get to know others from different schools across the Diocese.

All school groups, parish groups, parents, parishioners, staff and clergy are welcome to join us for the EVENT. For further details or to reserve your place (numbers are needed for catering purposes), contact Andrew Young, tel: 0191 428 2700 or email:

STOP PRESS: There are two additional Roadshow EVENTs that will be held at different venues across the Diocese as follows:

Wednesday 29 January 2020 at St. Matthew's, Prudhoe and Wednesday 11 March 2020 at St. Mary's RC Primary School, South Moor (Pontop Partnership).

See poster for full list of dates and more information.

Cleveland and South Durham

St. Osmund's, Gainford have announced details of their services for the Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) on Sunday 2 February 2020.

There is also a parish luncheon at a cost of £16 to be held at 1.15pm, tickets available by tel: 01325 246096.

All are welcome, see poster for details.