Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

John Paul II Awards

The Tyne Theatre in Newcastle - upon - Tyne again played host to the John Paul II Award Ceremony on Thursday 8 February. Bishop Séamus and Barry and Margaret Mizen of For Jimmy presented the awards at this truly inspiring evening celebrating the efforts and achievements of the young people of our Diocese. See our Events Gallery for a selection of images from the evening.

Lent Resources 2018

Our Lent resources are now available.

No-one can make the journey of life, or the journey of faith alone. Some people do value solitude and a few people opt for a spiritual life like a hermit. But most of us are in it together and even those who seek a solitary path are connected spiritually with the Christian family throughout the world and throughout time.

During this Lent, we will reflect on our shared journey and how we help and support each other along the way and sometimes, how we do not. We will also think about how we might do it better, particularly for those who feel like outsiders or who are unsure of their welcome. We will look at how our Lord did it through the Gospels of Lent and how he reached out and welcomed all kinds of people, meeting them at the stage of faith they were at and helping them to move on.

Access the materials now.

Why Partnerships? – Some Key Messages

Bishop Séamus describes our Partnerships as:

A group of parishes agreeing to work together, to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God.

To support partnerships a document called 'Why Partnerships? Some Key Messages' is now available, providing further background and the key reasons why the decision was made to establish partnerships around the Diocese.

Vacancy - Mission Facilitator

The Diocese is looking to appoint a Mission Facilitator for the Department for Adult Formation and Evangelisation.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 February 2018.

Further details and an application form are available on our vacancies page.

The Event

Gathering monthly at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Hebburn between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. See poster for full details.

Open to pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 offering live bands, praise and worship, invited speakers, refreshments and social time.

Patrons of the Diocese: St Cuthbert, Bishop and Confessor and Our Blessed Lady Immaculate