Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Ordination to the Priesthood

Rev John Bagnall was ordained to the priesthood last Saturday in St Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Seamus Cunningham.See Photo Gallery.

Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

Four new permanent deacons were ordained for our diocese at the weekend at St Mary's Cathedral.

See photos and homily.

AOS Pilgrimage to Holy Island

See photos and report of this recent pilgrimage

Liturgy Day

'Called to the Supper of the Lamb' (July 11th) this day is now FULLY BOOKED. We are sorry that we can take no further applications but we shall organise a similar day to take place in the Autumn.

Northern Cross

The July issue of th Northern Cross is out NOW and available from your local church. Read Page 1

Proclaim 15

Proclaim '15 - a national initiative supporting evangelisation, with a National Conference on 11 July.

Sea Sunday - July 12

Sea Sunday is a day the Catholic Church prays for and remembers seafarers

Papal Encyclical on the Environment

See more information and download encyclical

Forward Together in Hope

See Resources

Forward Together in Hope: June NEW UPDATE

St Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre

See NEW opening hours

St Mary's Cathedral


Coming Diocesan Events:

See also full screen calendar

Diocesan E-Newsletter

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Diocesan Festival: INSPIRE 15

See photos from the Festival which took place recently

Clergy Moves

Fr Michael Keoghan is retiring as Parish Priest of Our Blessed Lady and St Joseph, Brooms but will continue to live at the presbytery.

Fr John Bagnall, who will be ordained a priest on Saturday, will take pastoral responsibility for the parish of Our Blessed Lady and St Joseph, Brooms and will reside at St Joseph’s Stanley.

See other clergy moves announced recently.



Last updated on 5/07/15

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