Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


St. Hilda's Resource Centre

This is a great venue for getting away from the Parish for a Day together or meetings.
We are looking for more people to join those who have already volunteered to form a Hospitality Group. If you can spare a morning or afternoon, or more please let us know. I can be contacted on 0191 243 3313 or
Pat Kennedy M.P.S. Manager of St. Hilda's Resource Centre.

St. Hilda's Resource Centre holiday closures 2018/19:

Spring Half Term: 12 - 16 February 2018.
27 March - 16 April 2018.
Whitsun Half Term:
28 May - 1 June 2018.
Summer 2018: 23 July (closed all of August), re-opening Monday 3 September 2018.
Autumn Half Term: 29 October - 2 November 2018.
Christmas: 22 December 2018 - Monday 7 January 2019.
Summer 2019: 22 July (closed all of August), re-opening Tuesday 3 September 2019
Closed every Bank Holiday.

The times below indicate when welcomers are in the building to facilitate the borrowing of resources, etc., but access can be arranged on other days and times by prior appointment.

Tuesday 10.00am - 3.45pm
Thursday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm
(until further notice).
It is closed all day Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

For access to the centre, please ring the bell. If there is no answer, please go to the reception in St. Catherine's and ask for Pat Kennedy.

St. Hilda's is available for use by groups, etc. and there is also a private room, 'The Milburn Room', which holds old reference books, not for borrowing, but viewing by appointment. If anyone is doing any research, or wishes to make use of these facilities, please contact Pat as above.

At this time, in order to encourage familiarity of the facilities, etc. of St. Hilda's, the Bishop and his Board have decided that for Parishes and Diocesan Associations, there will be no charge made for use of rooms and facilities.

Donation of books and other resources:

Many thanks to all those who have contributed but we now have no room for any more books unless of rare category.

We are looking for:

  • Volunteers Monday to Saturday, morning and/or afternoon to join our Welcoming Group; to meet visitors, assist them in borrowing and returning resources, where to find topics they are looking for; to assist groups who use the facilities and also to sort and ticket new additions to the library.

  • Mobile storage units with plastic trays if any school has any to donate.   


Room Information Sheet

Booking Form St. Hilda's

Resource Centre Flyer

Volunteers Needed Poster

Volunteer form

St. Hilda's House - a short history