Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Ministries Mass 2018

On Thursday 12 July at St. John Boste Church, Washington, Bishop Séamus celebrated Mass to mark the movement of Tony Joy from Lector to his final year of Acolyte in his training for the Permanent Diaconate.

Tony was accompanied by family, friends, Parish priests, members of the Diaconate Community, parishioners and the Formation Team.

The full gallery of images from the evening is now available.

Diaconate Ordinations 2018

On Saturday 30 June 'The 3 P's', Paddy Jackson, Paul Nichol and Peter Smith, were Ordained by Bishop Séamus to the Diaconate in a beautiful and moving service at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Congratulations to our new Deacons, who thanked the formation team, and in particular Pat Kennedy, who has been,

"a constant source of support, information, humour and organisation during the past four years."

The full gallery of images from the day is now available.

Adoremus Eucharistic Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

The Eucharistic Congress has been given the title Adoremus ('Let us Adore'). Every diocese in England and Wales will take part.

For more information please visit our 'National Liturgical Events' page for details on how you can participate.

(ARCIC III): First Agreed Statement

After seven years of work, the official body for Anglican-Catholic interfaith dialogue (ARCIC III) has released its first 'Agreed Statement', entitled, 'Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal'. This has been shaped by the Centre for Catholic Studies' method of 'Receptive Ecumenism'.

You can read more now about this publication, the role of the Diocese and also access the CCS resource.

Northern Cross

The July 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