Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of Oscar Romero

On Saturday 13 October, Bishop Séamus celebrated Mass at the Cathedral in Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of the Blessed Oscar Romero.

Assassinated while celebrating Mass in El Salvador on 24 March 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was known as a defender of the poor and campaigner for peace.

Pope Francis led a ceremony to elevate Romero, and six others including Pope Paul VI, to sainthood in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday.

See the full gallery of images from the Mass.

Safeguarding at the Heart of the Church

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of its Truth Project, which has been set up to give victims and survivors of child sex abuse the opportunity to share their experiences and, thereby, frame the outcomes of the Inquiry.

If you wish to find out more, we encourage you to visit the Truth Project website to find out more information and more importantly how 'you can be heard'.

If you wish to discuss this with a member of the Dicoesan Safeguarding team, please email them or tel: 0191 243 3305.

Advent Resources 2018 - Gaudete et Exsultate

The theme of our Advent Resources 2018 is Gaudete et Exsultate.

They are available here to download or, if you prefer, on a CD, which you can order from the Department for Spirituality. If you would like further ideas on how to use the resources, please do not hesitate to contact the Department.

Rejoice and Be Glad!

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 October edition of Northern Cross is out. Read Page 1.

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