Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Proclaim 15

35 delegates from our diocese led by Bishop Seamus attended the national PROCLAIM '15 Conference in Birmingham recently.

See Photo gallery and report and comments from our delegates.


Living the Joy of the Gospel

Christians around the North East are invited to join together to celebrate our common call to proclaim and live the Gospel with joy and hope: Durham Cathedral Sun Sept 6th 3.30pm

See news and update on this exciting event to be held at Durham Cathedral

Permanent Diaconate Mass

On Saturday 18th July the Annual Mass for deacons and their families took place in St Mary's Cathedral. See photos and listen to homily by Fr Michael Campion, Director of Deacons.

'Chain of Peace' Peace Initiative in Newcastle

The second meeting of the 'Chain of Peace' peace initiative in Newcastle took place on Sunday 12 July.


The Catholic Church in England and Wales launches safeguarding e-learning  -  please see Department for Safeguarding for further details.

Papal Encyclical on the Environment

See more information and download encyclical

Forward Together in Hope

See Resources and news

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