Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

Four new permanent deacons
were ordained for our diocese at the weekend at St Mary's Cathedral.

See photos and homily.

Ordination to the Priesthood this Saturday

John Bagnall will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 4th July 2015 in St Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Seamus Cunningham.

AOS Pilgrimage to Holy Island

See photos and report of this recent pilgrimage

Day of Renewal and Reflection: 4th July

with Charles Whitehead

"Be Holy for I am Holy"

Liturgy Day

'Called to the Supper of the Lamb' (July 11th) this day is now FULLY BOOKED. We are sorry that we can take no further applications but we shall organise a similar day to take place in the Autumn.

Come to the Well and Drink

Exploring ways of praying:
Saturday 4 July
Sprituality training day - this day is ALMOST FULL - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Proclaim 15

Proclaim '15 - a national initiative supporting evangelisation, with a National Conference on 11 July.

See Video

Sea Sunday - July 12

Sea Sunday is a day the Catholic Church prays for and remembers seafarers

Papal Encyclical on the Environment

See more information and download encyclical

Forward Together in Hope

See Resources

Forward Together in Hope: June NEW UPDATE

St Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre

See NEW opening hours

St Mary's Cathedral


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