Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

Summer 2014

Over 500 people from the diocese will be going on our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes next week.

Nearly 200 of these will be in the Youth Section and will be leaving on Thursday. Several pilgrims and their helpers will also be leaving on Thursday in a Jumbulance, and on Friday over 300 pilgrims will be flying or going by coach.

See Pilgrimage information and up-to-date news on the Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage facebook page.


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

Permanent Diaconate Mass

Bishop Cunningham celebrated Mass with the Permanent Deacons of the diocese in St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday. During the Mass the Deacons renewed their commitment to their ministry. See photos

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Two new priests, Fr Shaun Purdy and Fr Martin Wheaton, were ordained recently at St Mary's Cathedral.

Diocesan Festival

See photos, video and report of the Diocesan Festival which took place at the Youth Village recently.

Clergy Moves and Appointments

See details of recently announced clergy moves and appointments for Sept 2014

YMT Report Summary July 2014

YMT Stakeholder Review - Public Summary July 2014


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

Schools' Summer Festival

See some photos from this wonderful event and listen to people's reactions and interviews

Diocesan Education and Formation Mass 2014

See photos and report

Key information about the Assisted Dying Bill

Bishops' Conference key information about the Assisted Dying Bill