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Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Talk on St. John Henry Newman by Prof. Eamon Duffy

Professor Eamon Duffy, one of the world’s most influential and widely respected historians, will visit the Holy Name Church, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 29 February at 12.30pm to speak about St. John Henry Newman, the subject of his new book, ‘John Henry Newman: A very brief history’ about England's newest saint. Bishop Robert Byrne will introduce Professor Duffy.

Tickets are free and all are welcome.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020

This year's pilgrimage will depart from Newcastle on Friday 31 July and depart from Lourdes on Friday 7 August. All the information that you need is now available on the Lourdes pilgrimage website where you can find out everything you need to know about taking part on a pilgrimage. The very latest news can also be found on the pilgrimage facebook account.

The pilgrimage contact is Fr. Peter Stott at St. Robert of Newminster Presbytery, Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF. Tel: 01670 513410 or by email.

Lent Resources 2020

Our Lent resources are now available.

Our theme this year is 'The God Who Speaks in Power and Mercy' focusing on the First Readings, which illustrate both the power and the mercy of God. This year has been designated a Year of the Word with the theme of ‘The God Who Speaks’. Each Lent, we set time aside to ‘repent and believe the Good News’. The Bible is our key source of that News and the call to repent echoes down the ages as God has called his straying people back to him.

All resources are available to download or can be requested on a CD from the Department for Spirituality by email or calling 0191 243 3302. Access the materials now.

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.

Visit our dedicated ‘The God Who Speaks’ pages for Diocesan contacts, news of events, resouces and more.

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

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

Vacancy – Head of Communications

The Diocese is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to take responsibility for shaping and delivering our Communications Strategy.

Further details are available on our vacancies page.

Diocesan Academy Documentation January 2020

To access, download or read the documentation for this, please follow the link to the Diocesan Education School Policies page.

Northern Cross

The February edition of Northern Cross is out. Read Page 1.

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