Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Visit to the Diocese of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Ss. Francisco and Jacinta

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September Bishop Séamus Cunningham celebrated the visit of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima along with the Relics of Ss. Francisco and Jacinta to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle. The event was organised by the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF).

Photos of the day are available in our image gallery, courtesy of Mike March and Xavier Javier.

RCIA Courses

A number of churches within our Diocese have announced the start dates for their RCIA or Journey in Faith courses.

This course helps people find out more about our Faith. Following an RCIA Course can lead to becoming a full member of the Church

Further details can be found on our RCIA pages.

If any other Churches or Partnerships have arranged courses please email so that they can be added to the list.

Developing Disciples

Are you interested in developing your role within your parish community? Developing Discipleship has been created to help connect, inspire and inform those wishing to develop as Disciples.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them and teaching them. This is 'Why' the Church gathers. It is Our Mission Statement."

Catechesis in the Mission of the Church

This course for catechists, ‘Catechesis in the Mission of the Church’ supports those already involved in catechesis in further developing their own faith and understanding and offers a structured programme for those interested in becoming a catechist. Each of the 18 sessions offers a time of prayer, teaching, reflection and also a time for questions. Sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings at St. Aloysius Parish Hall in Hebburn. Further information on dates, content and how to book are now available here.

Partnership Area Launched

The new Partnership Area is now live. It is one of the ways in which partnerships will be supported in their early days of development. Please help to improve it by contributing information and providing feedback.

Vacancy - Deputy Head of the Diocesan Department for Education

The Diocese is looking to appoint a new Deputy Head of the Department for Education.

Closing date for applications is Friday 6 October 2017.

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

Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage

All Walking Together on Saturday 21 October 2017.

An interfaith gathering to promote peace.

Booking essential. For further information or to book please contact us by email or tel: 0191 243 3302.

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