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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Rite of Election 2018

The first Sunday in Lent saw the Cathedral Church of St. Mary’s, Newcastle packed with people from all over the diocese to witness the Rite of Election. This is a significant step for candidates who, after having completed their formation in the Catholic faith, celebrate the Rite of Election and inscribe their names in the Book of the Elect. See our Rite of Election page for a selection of images from the day.

John Paul II Awards

The Tyne Theatre in Newcastle - upon - Tyne again played host to the John Paul II Award Ceremony on Thursday 8 February. Bishop Séamus and Barry and Margaret Mizen of For Jimmy presented the awards at this truly inspiring evening celebrating the efforts and achievements of the young people of our Diocese. See our Events Gallery for a selection of images from the evening.

Lent Resources 2018

Our Lent resources are now available.

During this Lent, we will reflect on our shared journey and how we help and support each other along the way and sometimes, how we do not. We will also think about how we might do it better, particularly for those who feel like outsiders or who are unsure of their welcome. We will look at how our Lord did it through the Gospels of Lent and how he reached out and welcomed all kinds of people, meeting them at the stage of faith they were at and helping them to move on.

Access the materials now.

Why Partnerships? – Some Key Messages

Bishop Séamus describes our Partnerships as:

A group of parishes agreeing to work together, to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God.

To support partnerships a document called 'Why Partnerships? Some Key Messages' is now available, providing further background and the key reasons why the decision was made to establish partnerships around the Diocese.

Vacancy - Fundraising Manager

The Diocese is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager for the Department for Finance.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 1 March 2018.

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

The Event

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

Open to pupils in Years 6, 7 and 8 offering live bands, praise and worship, invited speakers, refreshments and social time.

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