Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO


Mrs Amy McDonagh or Mrs Claire Walton tel: 0191 243 3316 or email:

"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

Future Events:

Community Organising in the North East: An ecumenical conversation.

Wednesday 5 May 2021 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Over the last five years Christians have been working alongside people of other faiths, and none, to challenge the injustices that shape our communities in the North East. During this online event we want to share some of the stories of how together we have empowered people to tackle low wages, mental health provisions, hate crime, free-school meal access and climate change. Along with the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, and the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Robert Byrne, we will be asking how community organising is part of our faith journeys.

Storytelling is at the heart of challenging injustice and we hope our stories will engage and inspire you.

Please sign up online here and login details will be sent out the week before the event.


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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Archived Events:

Living the Joy of the Gospel - September 2015.

Pilgrimage to Finchale Priory, a celebration of the 900th anniversary of St. Godric at Finchale – May 2015.