Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Partnership Guidelines – First Steps

Following the announcement in February of the 18 new partnerships across the Diocese we are now able to provide more details about how these partnerships will work. The document ‘Partnership Guidelines – First Steps’ (pdf - word versions) sets out some key information that will help partnerships to get up and running.

This ‘First Steps’ guide offers some initial ideas and direction that we hope will be helpful to partnerships regardless of their starting point. The document is available here along with a letter from Bishop Séamus where he announces the appointment of Partnership Deans for each of the partnerships.

This is a real opportunity to think differently about how we do things and how we access and share the wealth of untapped potential available within our Diocese. Let’s grasp the opportunity and who knows where the Holy Spirit might lead us.

Archbishop Adams appointed as Nuncio to Great Britain.

On 8 April 2017, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Edward Joseph Adams as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle offers its warmest of welcomes to the incoming apostolic nuncio and asks for your prayers as he takes up his new office.

The full announcement can be read on the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales website.

Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

The Holy Father has asked the Jesuits across the world to promote a network of prayer as a new initiative from the former Apostolate of Prayer.

Each month the Holy Father will have a main prayer intention for people to use as part of their daily prayer, and he will also announce an "urgent intention" for people’s prayer. A short video based on the main intention published each month and known as 'The Pope Video'.

Visit and bookmark our new webpage for April's intentions now.

Mass for Justice and Peace

Saturday 29 April at 10.00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle

Celebrant is Mgr. Andrew Faley and Homily by Fr. Chris Hughes, Chair of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council.

All welcome!

What’s New?

Please click here to access all Forward Together in Hope information and resources.


The Way We See It: A Response

On Saturday 13 May 2017 at Newcastle Assembly Rooms.

See the poster or the booking form for further details or visit the Youth Ministry Team website.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

Friday 28 July - Friday 4 August 2017. Travel directly to Lourdes by plane or by jumbulance.

Full information about costs, details of care offered, and Booking / Application Forms are available from Fr. Peter Stott by tel: 01670 513410 or by email or visit the dedicated pilgrimage website.

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