Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

North East Catholic History Society (NECHS)

General Events:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be no more scheduled events during 2020.
We will resume the programme as below from February 2021 (Government regulations permitting).

The next ANNUAL MASS and A.G.M. will take place at 2.00pm and 2.30pm respectively on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at St. Joseph’s, High Street West, Gateshead NE8 1LX.

Programme of Excursions and Lectures:



May 2021: To be arranged.

June 2021: To be arranged.


Excursions may be subject to alteration.


All lectures will take place on Wednesdays at 2.00pm in St. Joseph’s Centre.

Wednesday 3 March 2021 – Claire Marsland: The Treasures of Ushaw College.

Wednesday 7 April 2021 – Abbott Geoffrey Scott OSB: Medieval portraiture of nuns.


Lectures may be subject to alteration.

NB. The Society welcomes non–members at its lectures (fee £1)