Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Celebrating God’s Mercy – an Interfaith Gathering in the Year of Mercy.

Bishop Séamus gathered with people of other faiths to Celebrate the Mercy of God on Wednesday 21 September at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead.

A number of distinguished speakers from all faiths helped to make the evening a resounding success with many conversations, much respectful listening and reflection.

Pictures from the event are available here.

Bede House University Catholic Chaplaincy

A warm welcome is extended to all new university students studying at Newcastle or Northumbria Universities.

The university chaplaincy serves both students and staff, offering pastoral and spiritual support, exploration of the Catholic faith and the chaplains are available for you to speak with in confidence on all matters of faith, spirituality, relationships and the Church.

Bede House is available for use during the day for prayer, study and generally to relax. A mini tour of Bede House can be viewed via this link.

For further information please visit their website or contact MIa Fox BSc MA, University Catholic Chaplain on 07713 259173.

If Only You Knew What I Was Offering You

A Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on Saturday 1 October 2016.

To be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall, Darlington, DL1 2PU.

Booking form to be completed and returned.

Please note that anyone who went to the session held on 2 July 2016 should not attend this one.

Catechesis in the Mission of the Church

This course for catechists, ‘Catechesis in the Mission of the Church’ supports those already involved in catechesis in further developing their own faith and understanding and offers a structured programme for those interested in becoming a catechist. Each of the 18 sessions offers a time of prayer, teaching, reflection and also a time for questions.

Sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings at St Joseph’s Parish Centre in Gateshead. Further information on dates, content and how to book can be found here.

Year of Mercy

"God's mercy is for all people and he wants everyone to come to him with trust and confidence. The mercy of Jesus is kind and understanding; now is the time; it is never too late; he forgives all things. Let his gentle healing put your worries to rest."
Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Pictures from the Opening the Door of Mercy celebration on Sunday 13 December 2015 are now available.

Visit our dedicated Year of Mercy and resource pages.

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Exploring Pope Francis' Ecological Vision in Laudato Si'

with Karen Kilby.

Beginning on Wednesday 5 October, St. Aloysius', Hebburn and several other dates and venues during October.

All sessions run from 7.00 - 8.30pm. See poster for more details and booking information.

Diocesan Day of Recollection for Laity

With Rev. Eamonn Mulcahy on Saturday 29 October 2016, 10.30am - 4.00pm at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Gateshead.

Booking before Friday 21 October is essential. Please see poster for full details.

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