Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Book Launch – ‘John Ingram, Priest and Martyr 1565 – 1594’

A personal presentation of the life of the Gateshead martyr by Fr. Paul J Zielinski.

Everyone welcome to the book launch on Saturday 22 June 2019 at 11.00am in the Cathedral Bookshop, Newcastle.

The book provides the background to the tempest of the Protestant Reformation in England and its impact on the spiritual, social and cultural dimensions of society, including on Tyneside, in order to situate the coming into the country of the seminary priests like John Ingram, who had trained abroad and who had to live hunted lives in Elizabethan England, which had become a police state with an elaborate spy-network. The book encourages the general reader to delve more deeply into the findings of Professor Eamon Duffy and Clare Asquith, who argue for a more multi-dimensional reading of this period in English history. Some of John Ingram’s letters and epigrams are included in the book, as well as a photocopy of his student entry and his signature in the Liber Ruba of the English College in Rome, courtesy of Professor Maurice Whitehead, the Schwarzenbach Research Fellow, acting as Archivist in the Archivum Venerabilis Collegii Anglorum de Urbe, Rome.

£5.99 (UK postage and packing £2.50).

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.

Pray for Peace

Joint Christian / Muslim visit to ‘Pray for Peace’.

An event for Women and Young Children only.

Is being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 29 June 2019 from 2.30pm.

See poster for full details.

Northern Cross

The June 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