Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word

From 1 December 2019 through to 28 November 2020, the Bishops of England and Wales are inviting us to spend a Year learning to listen more closely to The God Who Speaks.

Visit our dedicated ‘The God Who Speaks’ pages for Diocesan contacts, news of events, resouces and more.

A wealth of information is available now through the Bishop's Conference website.

Christmas Masses

A list of Christmas Mass times is now being collated and can be viewed here. This list will be updated as timings are confirmed.

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry - Our First Graduates!

On Saturday 7 December 2019 students from across the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle received their certificates in Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University, Chicago. As the first group to take advantage of this online learning opportunity, Bishop Malcolm McMahon congratulated them alongside their peers who had come together from across the Northern Province. This unique learning opportunity is customised to equip those who wish to live out their calling with up-to-date knowledge, skills and education. For further information on this course please contact Amy by email or read more about it here.

Advent Resources

This year’s Advent theme is The God Who Speaks – through the Prophets.

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.

Click here to find out more about The God Who Speaks – The Year of the Word.

Reach Out

Wednesday 11 December from 4.30pm to 9.00pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

Find yourself a moment of peace. Join us or volunteer your time. See poster for full details.

Northern Cross

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

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