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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Episcopal Installation of Rt. Rev. Robert Byrne CO

On Monday 25 March 2019, the Feast of the Annunciation, at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary's in Newcastle upon Tyne, Bishop Robert Byrne CO was installed as the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. His Episcopal Installation was concelebrated by the Rt. Rev. Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool.

The celebration began with the reading of a letter from Pope Francis and the ceremonial handing over of the Crozier by the retiring Bishop, Séamus Cunningham.

You can read more about the Mass and view further images here.

A press release to mark the occasion is also now available to read.

Pope John Paul II Awards

Image courtesy of Xavier Javier and YMT.

On Thursday 14 March 2019, the Tyne Theatre and Opera House came alive with an audience of over 500 celebrating the youth of our Diocese. Central to the third annual Pope John Paul II awards presentation ceremony were the 128 young people receiving awards, including 2 young people, Lewis Hall and Liam Waugh, who received Papal Cross awards for continuing their work in their parish and local community beyond the age of 18.

Read more about the evening and view further images in our events gallery.

Diocesan Schools to mark Bishop Robert's Installation

Tuesday 26 March

2.00pm - Diocesan Schools Event at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Our Diocesan schools will welcome Bishop Robert to the Diocese and entry is by invitation and ticket only.

Vacancy – Administrator

The Diocese is looking to appoint an Administrator within the Diocesan Department for Safeguarding.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 April 2019.

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

Lent Resources

Our theme this year is 'God’s Gifts of Love and Mercy' and we will look at how, for thousands of years, people have encountered our God who is full of tenderness and compassion, often in the face of human awkwardness and doubt!

All resources are available to download or can be requested on a CD from the Department for Spirituality by email or calling 0191 243 3302.

Access the materials now.

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