Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Marriage and Family Life

The Synod on the Family begins in Rome on Sunday 4th October.

See Summary of Responses to questions emerging from the questionnaire circulated last year including responses received from Hexham and Newcastle.

24 Hours Prayer

One Day, One Lord - 24 Hours of Prayer & Worship
Friday 2 October from 3pm
Saturday 3 October
St Bede's, Bedlington

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Faith 15

On 11 September 6,000 pupils, staff and clergy took part in Faith 15. See report and photos.


Following the national launch of the free online Educare safeguarding training programmes for the Catholic Church on 30th July, initial feedback has been very positive.  Some volunteers have already completed the programmes and gained their certificates in Hexham & Newcastle Diocese.  To sign up for the courses please contact the Department for Safeguarding

CANCELLED: Dead Man Walking Nun visit to UK

Sadly, Sr Helen needed to cancel her visit here.

We pray for Sr Helen and for prisoners who are awaiting execution.

Lay Carmelite Day

5th Centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila Celebration on 10 October at St Aidan's, Ashington

Permanent Diaconate

Diaconate Formation Group gather for the introduction of new members

Youth Sunday

YMT Preparation Day 11th October for Youth Sunday
Booking form and Bulletin notice

Forward Together in Hope

Forward Together in Hope Individual Questionnaire

Offer YOUR comments about the present and the future of the Catholic Church in the Diocese

Hexham Galilee Talks

A series of talks on modern day issues:

Starts on Saturday 10 October: Suffering & Love, Prof. Karen Kilby


Celebrate is a Catholic family conference for people of all ages
Saturday 7th November to Sunday 8th at Joseph's Catholic Academy Hebburn Book NOW

St Mary's Cathedral


Coming Diocesan Events:

See also full screen calendar

Diocesan E-Newsletter

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Posters for events in the diocese

St Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre

Closed all day Monday Wednesday and Saturday

Tuesday- 10-3.45pm
Thursday 10-12pm
Fri 10-3.45

Year of Mercy

Catholic Bishops issue national message focussing on Pope Francis' call to Mission and Mercy


Current events and courses for catechists



Vacancies Cleaner - St Mary's Cathedral

Last updated on 29/09/15

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