Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Ordination of Fr. Peter Stoddart

Fr. Peter Stoddart was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 22 July 2017 in St. Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Séamus Cunningham. The full gallery of images from his Ordination are now available to view.

Partnership Area Launched

The new Partnership Area is now live. It is one of the ways in which partnerships will be supported in their early days of development. Please help to improve it by contributing information and providing feedback.

Ministries Mass 2017

On 14 July at St. Patrick's Church, Dipton, Bishop Séamus celebrated Mass to mark Paul Nichol, Peter Smith and Paddy Jackson moving from Lector to their final year of Acolyte in their training for the Permanent Diaconate. Tony Joy is moving from Candidate to Lector. Our Permanent Diaconate News Page has a full gallery of images from evening.

Partnerships at Pentecost

When the disciples left the locked room after they had received the Spirit, there was no stopping them! It’s as though they burst out of the room and began to preach and teach and heal and let people know about the presence of the Risen Lord among them. At Pentecost we celebrate that moment and have a number of documents to help us. A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Séamus inviting us all to you to pray for our Diocese as we formally acknowledge our new Partnerships. The prayer said to inaugurate our Partnerships (Prayer for our new Partnership) is available for everyone in the Diocese to use at any time they please.

There is a final Forward Together in Hope leaflet entitled 'Pointing the Way' for every parishioner with a note from Bishop Séamus, a reminder of our whole journey over the last three years including the luggage label used in our first leaflet inviting everyone to explore once again what it means to be a disciple, and a final note from the Forward Together in Hope team.

'Reflections from across the Diocese' offers a wide range of topics which Bishop Séamus and the Diocesan Trustees explored in their meeting in January and shows how seriously they took all the comments and observations from across the diocese. All clergy and parish representative have a copy and there are some hard copies available for each parish.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Friday 28 July - Friday 4 August 2017.

Full information about costs, details of care offered, and Booking / Application Forms are available from Fr. Peter Stott by tel: 01670 513410 or by email or visit the dedicated pilgrimage website.

Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage

All Walking Together on Saturday 21 October 2017.

An interfaith gathering to promote peace.

Booking essential. For further information or to book please contact us by email or tel: 0191 243 3302.

St Mary's Cathedral


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