Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Feast of Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) held a Mass to commemorate the Feast of Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea in St. Bede’s Church South Shields on Wednesday September 19.

The main celebrant was Bishop Seamus Cunningham. Mass was attended by AoS Senior Regional Port Chaplain (Northeast England and Humber) Anne McLaren, AoS Tyne Port Chaplain Paul Atkinson, AoS ship visitors, supporters, head office staff and local parishioners.

A full gallery of photographs from the day is now available.

Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Romero

Saturday 13 October at 11.00 am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle.

To mark the occasion of the canonisation of Archbishop Oscar Romero in Rome in October, Bishop Séamus will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. All are welcome to attend.

The Discipleship Conference for Partnership Development

On Saturday 15 September 2018 being held at Sacred Heart School, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9YH between 10.00am - 3.30pm.

This one day event is for anyone involved in partnership development including those in key areas of ministry within their parishes who are looking to be inspired, connected, supported and equipped for the task of moving forward our Church.

The Event

The EVENT is back!

Join us for our 2nd birthday re-launch on Wednesday 17 October.

The EVENT is held monthly at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn between 6.00 - 7.30pm, is free and welcomes all young people from years 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Parents, teachers, parishioners and clergy are also welcome. For further details or to book your place please email Andrew Young or call him on 07868 155298. Numbers are required for catering.

See poster for full list of dates and more information.

Faith and Ministry Directory


Details of a range of different formation opportunities that are available throughout the Diocese from Sept. 2018 to Feb. 2019 are available for download.

Northern Cross

The September 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