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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Bishop Séamus Retirement Mass

Friday 22 February from 7.00pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

Everyone in the Diocese is invited to a Retirement Mass for Bishop Séamus please see invitation.

Our New Diocesan Vision - Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Watch and listen as Bishop Séamus talks about the new Diocesan Vision, Mission and Values in this video message.

His Pastoral Letter, which was read out in parishes across the weekend of 9 / 10 February can be read here.

To read more about the new Diocesan Vision, Mission and Values, visit our dedicated page.

New Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

Bishop Séamus has therefore been appointed as Apostolic Administrator, by Pope Francis, until Bishop Robert’s installation on 25th March 2019.

Please see full statement attached.

View our Flickr album, for some further images.

The Ministry of Consolation

'Spirituality in Times of Trauma'

Saturday 23 March Ushaw College, Durham, DH7 7DW.

Starting at 10.15am until 3.30pm.

See poster for full details. Booking required.

Lent Resources

Our theme this year is 'God’s Gifts of Love and Mercy' and we will look at how, for thousands of years, people have encountered our God who is full of tenderness and compassion, often in the face of human awkwardness and doubt!

All resources are available to download or can be requested on a CD from the Department for Spirituality by email or calling 0191 243 3302.

Access the materials now.

Northern Cross

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

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