Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Diocesan Festival 2018

The sixth Diocesan Festival takes place on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village in Consett.

This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and there will be talks from Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE, Sr Judith Russi and Sara Bryson.

It includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children.

For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).

Lent Resources 2018

Our Lent resources are now available.

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 -
Youth Ministry

The Diocese is looking to appoint a Youth Ministry
Co-ordinator for the Parish of Durham Martyrs.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23 March 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