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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: pat.kennedy@diocesehn.org.uk or pat.kennedy42@icloud.com

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: longhorsley.stthomas@rcdhn.org.uk
Secretary: Fr. Jeff Dodds email: jeffreydodds@aol.com


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: debrahargreaves@btinternet.com


Council of Youth

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