Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Bishop Séamus Cunningham - Christmas Message

Watch and listen as Bishop Séamus shares his Christmas message in this video message.

A transcript of this recording can be read here.

Carols by Candlelight in South Shields

The evening of Wednesday 12 December saw a beautiful carol service held at St. Bede's church in South Shields, in support of Apostleship of the Sea. In a wonderful candlelit atmosphere, carols were sung by The Youth Choir, soloists Anne Marie-Owens and Sarah Fenwick and St. Bede's School Choir.

A gallery of images is now available.

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!

Christmas Masses

A list of Christmas Mass times is now being collated and can be viewed here.

Northern Cross

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

St Mary's Cathedral


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