Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO





"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.

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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.

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NECAT: North East Churches Acting Together

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