Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham

Year of Mercy - Thanksgiving Mass

The Year of Mercy came to an end on the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday 20 November 2016.

On Saturday 19 November 2016 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle, the Cathedral Door of Mercy was closed by Bishop Séamus Cunningham during a Mass and Celebration of Thanksgiving for the Year of Mercy.

More pictures from the Mass are available from the Cathedral website.

Our dedicated Year of Mercy and resource pages will remain available for a short period of time.

Advent Resources 2016

The new Advent Resources reflecting the theme, 'Hope on the Horizon' are available now to download and can be accessed here. A CD of the resources can also be obtained through the Department of Spirituality by tel: 0191 243 3302 or email: spirituality@diocesehn.org.uk.

Amoris Laetitia Talks - UPDATE

Exploring and Engaging with Pope Francis' Exhortation on Marriage and Family life with Rev. Sean Hall.

The event on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Hartlepool has had to be cancelled, but the event on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at St. Charles’ Parish, Gosforth goes ahead.

Meetings between 7.00 - 8.30pm. See poster for full details and booking information.

Diocesan Day of Recollection for Laity

On Saturday 29 October, 44 people including 98 year old Joe Lennox, gathered at St Joseph's Parish Hall, Gateshead for a Day of Recollection for Laity, entitled "Transformative Encounters with Jesus - Becoming a Missionary in a Year of Mercy".

This was an annual joint Day between the Diocesan Department of Adult Formation and Evangelisation and The Council of Laity and was led by Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy, a member of the English Province of Spiritans, a branch of The Holy Ghost fathers.

The Day was truly transformative:
"An amazing day - so glad I came; what an inspiring speaker."
"Fr. Eamonn never uses a note, he's funny describes theology so simply, he's personal, relational, challenging and a gifted teacher. "
"I thought I must have heard everything about Mercy over this year, as its end approaches, but we have heard a side of Mercy today we've never considered before. What a way to end the year. This Day has been amazing, I wouldn’t have missed it. Thanks for organising it."

Pat Kennedy Clerk to Council of Laity

What’s New?

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

Christmas Mass Times

A list of all churches that have provided their Christmas Mass times can be accessed here.

Mass timings will be updated as received from parishes so please be sure to revisit regularly.

The Event

Gathering monthly at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, Mill Lane, Hebburn NE31 2ET between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. See poster for full details.

It is open to pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 and offers live bands, praise and worship, invited speakers, refreshments and social time.

St Mary's Cathedral


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