Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

The Dowry Tour at St. Mary's Cathedral

Preparing for the Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary.

The Slipper Chapel stature of Our Lady of Walsingham will visit St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 October 2019.

See the poster for full details of the tour schedule.

Visit the Dowry Tour Hexham and Newcastle page for our visit or the Dowry Tour website for details of the full tour schedule for visits to every Catholic Cathedral in England.

Advent Resources

This year’s Advent theme is The God Who Speaks – through the Prophets.

They are available here to download or, if you prefer, on a CD, which you can order from the Department for Spirituality. If you would like further ideas on how to use the resources, please do not hesitate to contact the Department.

The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word

From 1 December 2019 through to 28 November 2020, the Bishops of England and Wales are inviting us to spend a Year learning to listen more closely to The God Who Speaks.

To help parishes and partnerships prepare for the official launch on the First Sunday of Advent, from 30 September, we will begin making more information and resources available.

A wealth of information is available now through the Bishop's Conference website.

Booklets will be appearing in parishes soon and there will be more events, ideas and resources to come!

Northern Cross

The October edition of Northern Cross is out now. Read Page 1.

Pick up your copy this weekend or subscribe online at

Saint John Henry Newman C.O.

On Sunday 13 October at a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Mariam Thresia, Giuseppina Vannini, Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays, were made Saints.

You can view many images of this event through Bishops' Conference Flickr albums.

The Newman Canonisation website has much more information.

Click here to find out more about The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word.

St. Mary's Cathedral


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