Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Marriage and Family Life

Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton has agreed to come to the Diocese to share with us some of his reflections on the Synod on the Family which he recently participated in as one of the delegates from the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Bishop Peter will offer some reflections on the Synod and will then be available to answer questions.

Read more about the Synod on the Family

Advent Resources 2015

This Advent sees the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy. Advent is a time to remember the great things God has done for his people throughout the ages. It reminds us that, although humanity often strayed from the path God set before them, God constantly called them back—showering upon them infinite mercy. See new Advent Resources now available from the Department for Spirituality.

Christmas Mass Times

A list of all churches that have provided their Christmas Mass times can be accessed here. Any parishes yet to do so, should email webmaster@rcdhn.org.uk with details of their Christmas services.

Come and Teach 2015

Come and Teach events will be held on 8th and 14th of December between 4.30 and 5.30pm for those who would like further information on joining Catholic schools in our diocese as teachers or leaders. See poster for details.


Quality online safeguarding training programmes are now provided free of charge by Educare for the Catholic Church. Particularly recommended for anyone working or volunteering with vulnerable groups, the information is also useful for other interested parties, including parents and carers. To sign up for the courses, please contact the Department for Safeguarding

What’s New?

Please click here to access all Forward Together in Hope information and resources.

NEW - Two Q and A videos are now available.

Forward Together in Hope Individual Questionnaire

Mass with Anointing of the Sick

Second Wednesday of each Month: Mass with anointing of the Sick, at 12 noon at St Joseph's Church, Gateshead.

Northern Cross

The November edition of Northern Cross is out now. Read Page 1.

St Mary's Cathedral


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