Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Ashes to Go - Wednesday 10 February 2016

Bishop Seamus and Bishop Paul (the Anglican Bishop of Durham) worked together on Ash Wednesday, to provide a powerful Christian witness in the city of Sunderland.

The day started with a service in the Anglican Church, with both Bishops then taking to the streets to offer Ashes and prayers and ended with a packed Mass in St. Mary's.

A full report and pictures from the day are now available.

Year of Mercy

Celebrating God's Mercy - services for the 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.

Apostleship of the Sea:
North East Commissioning Mass 2016

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) port chaplains and ship visiting volunteers from North East England were commissioned by Bishop Seamus Cunningham at a Mass held on Thursday, February 4th in St Bede’s Church, South Shields.

A full report and photos from the event are now available.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016

We are pleased to announce details of the 2016 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

The pilgrimage takes place between Thursday 28 July and Saturday 6 August. A choice or flight or 'jumbulance' is available.

Further information and a booking form can be accessed on the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 page or by contacting Fr. Peter Stott by Tel: 01670 513410 or Email: lourdes@rcdhn.org.uk

Guidelines for the Preparation and Celebration of Child Baptism

The Diocese is carrying out a consultation to inform the writing of new guidelines. Further information and questionnaires can be accessed here.

Lent Resources 2016

Resources are now available from the Department for Spirituality.

What’s New?

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


Job Vacancies

We are looking to appoint a Safeguarding Advisor and a Finance Assistant.

Further details and an application form are available through our vacancies page.

Closing date for applications is Monday 29 February 2016.

Bishop Séamus will lead a number of Days of Prayer for Clergy and Laity.

Tuesday 23 February 2016, St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle

See poster for more information and times of each event.

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