Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Partnership Area Missions

What is the Partnership Area Mission?

They’re a special week of celebration, inviting people to come together and experience God’s love in new ways. Our aim is to provide everyone with fresh inspiration to go out and share the Good News.

Like an old-style parish mission?

Not quite. You don’t just invite some visiting preachers. Instead, over 24 months, we offer training and support to develop leadership skills in the people of the Partnership. The Mission week then springs from their ideas and is enabled by their talents.

And it doesn’t finish there.

Our hope is that having gained new skills and grown in confidence, the people of the Partnership will continue to exercise their calling to be missionary disciples. In doing so, the Partnership will be transformed from maintenance to mission.

“I dream of a ‘missionary option’, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channelled for the evangelisation of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.”

Pope Francis in The Joy of the Gospel, paragraph 27.

Please contact for more information.


Where are they taking place?

There are currently two Missions taking place in Hogarth and Hilda Partnerships (though not including Hartlepool). We are looking to begin the Mission preparation process in Ovingham and John Ingram Partnerships soon.

Missions have already been completed in Benedict, Pontop and Escomb Partnerships. Please see below for reports on what they achieved.


Partnership Mission Pages:

Read more about what individual partnerships are achieving by selecting their page from the list below (NB. new information will be added as it becomes available)

Benedict Partnership

Pontop Partnership

Escomb Partnership