Hexham and Newcastle Diocese


Monsignor Gerard Lavender RIP

The funeral of Mgr Ged Lavender took place on Tuesday 19th August at 12noon at St Mary's Cathedral. See Death notice.

Listen to Homilies from the Funeral Rites

Requiescat in pace.

Prayer for Iraq

The President of the Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has released a statement on Iraq calling for urgent "help and protection" for the persecuted communities in the north of the country.

Gaza Crisis

The bombardment of Gaza is causing a humanitarian emergency. Donate to the CAFOD Gaza crisis appeal.

Forward Together in Hope

Bishop Seamus launched Forward Together in Hope on July 16th, outlining a plan to develop an active, empowered and engaged Catholic Community

Celebrating the life of Liam Sweeney

Funeral Service at St Mary's Cathedral, Thursday 21st August celebrating the life of Liam Sweeney, MH17 air disaster victim.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The pilgrims have now returned:

See photo gallery from pilgrimage 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Diocesan Pilgrimage to The Holy Land
12th—19th October 2015

Recruitment: Development Officer for Forward Together in Hope

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is looking to appoint a full-time Development Officer to assist the Bishop and the Diocesan Development Director with the implementation of the Diocese’s three year Development Plan.

Spiritus: an ecumenical Festival of Christian Spirituality at Durham Cathedral is on Sept 6th. Booking is now open for the workshops.