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

Portraits of Courage – Oscar Romero by Eliot Smith Dance on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 7.30pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

An evening of bold and exciting contemporary works to captivate audiences, presented in partnership with St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle as part of their 175th Anniversary.

Portraits of Courage is a powerful and historical informative dance work choreographed by Eliot Smith, which is inspired by the genius and courage of; William Armstrong, Emily Wilding Davison and George Stephenson. This performance includes the premiere of a new portrait inspired by St. Oscar Romero. Picking up where The Rite of Spring left off, After The Rite is a powerful solo piece exploring death and resurrection.

This performance also features a post-show discussion, where you can ask any burning questions you might have.

See poster for full details, £8.00, concession available. Buy tickets online or from Pauline Book Shop or Cathedral Cafe.

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.

The Source

The Youth Ministry Trust presents a regular youth event. Upcoming dates for The Source are planned as follows:

  • Wednesday 2 October 2019

  • 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!

Visit the YMT website for 2019/20 dates and more information.

An afternoon celebrating the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman

Will be held on Saturday 12 October at St. Mary's, Cullercoats. It will begin at 2.00pm with a series of talks in the Hall and end with Mass at 5.00pm in the Church. The timetable will be:

  • 2.00pm Fr. Andrew Downie, "Newman and the Development of Doctrine"

  • 2.45pm Prof. Terry Wright, "Newman and the Bible"

  • 3.30pm Refreshments

  • 4.00pm Dr. Sheridan Gilley, "Newman and Holiness"

  • 5.00pm Mass

There will be no charge, but you are asked to email: Terry Wright or let him know by telephone: 0191 274 8653 if you wish to attend.

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 start Thursday 12 September 2019 (7.00pm - 8.30pm) and 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.

A Day of Recollection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is being held at St. Mary's Church in Hexham on Saturday 19 October 2019.

The day will begin with Mass at 10.00am followed by the course at 11.00am. It will end with 30 minutes of Benediction from 3.00pm.

This day is open all Extraordinary Ministers across the Diocese.

See poster for full details, but please can you advise the Parish Secretary of St. Mary's if you are planning to come along.

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 during August and September.

Everyone is welcome to attend these Masses.

To view the full list see August's, September's, October's or November's schedule now.