Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Celebration of Marriage

On Saturday 18 May 2019, Bishop Robert invited everyone to gather together and give thanks for the blessings that we experience in our Marriages and Families, but also to seek God’s tender and loving support in all of the difficult circumstances that we encounter in these relationships.

The full photo gallery and report can be found on our Marriage & Family pages.

Launch of the Just Change Campaign

Wednesday 7 May saw the launch of the Just Change Campaign, led by Tyne and Wear Citizens and Citizens UK to tackle school hunger and inequality. The launch sees publication of a report, a pupil-led investigation into the £65 million missing from the pockets of children on Free School Meals.

For further information and a link to the full report visit the Tyne & Wear Citizens page.

The BBC News report is also available to watch now.

Annual Mass and AGM for Justice & Peace

Justice & Peace Mass and AGM 2019

On Saturday 11 May over seventy people attended the Annual Mass and AGM for Justice and Peace.

Speakers at the AGM included Fr. Chris Hughes, Head of the Diocesan Department for Justice and Peace, Joe Kirwin, co-ordinator of the Mercy Hub, and Sarah Croft, from CAFOD campaigns team.

The full photo gallery and report can be found on our Justice & Peace pages.

Apostleship of the Sea - Annual Holy Island Pilgrimage.

A day of prayer & pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on Saturday 8 June 2019 led by the Rt. Rev. Paul Mason, AoS Bishop Promoter, England & Wales.

See poster for full details.

All welcome.

Northern Cross

The May edition of Northern Cross is out. Read Page 1.

St Mary's Cathedral


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