Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Diocesan Councils and Groups

Council of Laity

The Laity Council is a consultative Body to the Bishop

President: Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham

Chairman: to be appointed

Chaplain: Fr. Jeffrey Dodds

Clerk to the Council: Mrs. P. Kennedy tel: 0191 243 3313 or email: or

It represents Laity from all areas of the Diocese.

Representatives are sent from clusters, deanery area councils, or where there are none of these, directly from parishes.

It usually meets twice a year plus a day of reflection.

Upcoming Dates

Future events will be displayed here as they become available.

Latest Meeting

A meeting of the Council of Laity took place on Friday 6 October 2017. Further information and details of the current committee are available here.

Council of Clergy

President: Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham
Chairman: Fr. Ian Hoskins tel: 01670 788344 or email:
Secretary: Fr. Jeff Dodds email:

Council of Deacons

President: Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham
Chairman: Deacon David Collins tel: 01661 843654
Vice-Chair: Deacon Martin Bell tel: 01207 503115
Secretary: Deacon Paul Hargreaves tel: 01642 582633 email:

Council of Youth

President: Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham
Contact Youth Village tel: 01207 592244