Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham





"This sacred Council calls upon all the Catholic faithful to recognise the signs of the times and to play an informed part in the work of ecumenism."              
Vatican Council Decree On Ecumenism



Head:  Rev. Gordon Ryan

The Secretary of the Diocesan Commision for Christian UnityEcumenical Officer: Mrs Andrea Murray

Mobile: 07738 321858 or email:

Senior Administrator: Mrs Amy McDonagh 0191 243 3316


Living the Joy of the Gospel

See report of this Celebration of our shared commitment to the Gospel of Joy.

Latest news

Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission III
(ARCIC III): First Agreed Statement

Following seven years of work, the official body for Anglican-Catholic interfaith dialogue (ARCIC III) has released its first ‘Agreed Statement’, entitled, 'Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal'. Shaped by the CCS’s method of 'Receptive Ecumenism', the statement focuses on the need for ecclesial conversion and reform by the churches of the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church learning from each other in relation to their respective wounds and difficulties. Read more about the publication, including the role of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, here.

Upcoming events

North East Chaplaincy Gathering

Is being held on Saturday 16 March 2019 from 9.30am - 4.30pm at St. John's College, Durham DH1 3RJ.

Northumbrian Industrial Mission in partnership with Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK and Methodist Chaplaincies are offering Chaplains in the North East to gather together and explore areas of common concern. This day is for all chaplains, full or part-time, paid or voluntary, from any area of work, or organisation. It will also be helpful to those who are considering following a calling to chaplaincy.

The Key Speaker is Ann Morisy, a community theologian and author of the best-selling book 'Beyond the Good Samaritan'. She writes about issues in a way that people, "find hard to put down", and in a manner that enables them to incorporate the ideas into their practice.

Alongside discussion and reflection there will be time to network and support each other.

The event is by ticket only and you are encouraged to register online through Eventbrite.

Please contact Fiona Usher by email or phone 07850 937236, if you have any enquiries.

See poster for details.

Archive of Reports and news items

NECAT: North East Churches Acting Together

900 years of prayer for the North East - Ecumenical Pilgrimage on Saturday 23rd May celebrates St Godric.