Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


Bishop Seamus: Newcastle Council of Faiths Statement

BookMeeting God in Friend and Stranger

The Bishops of England and Wales launched a book "Meeting God in Friend and Stranger". The document is a guide for Catholics to interreligious relations.

Download "Meeting God in Friend and Stranger" (300k pdf opens in new window)

The Diocesan Interreligious Relations Commission Seminar on the teaching document "Meeting God in Friend & Stranger". Read a report of this event on 29 March 2011

Front Cover of Interfaith Dialogue Book
Interfaith Dialogue: A Catholic View

A good book on the issues of our times. There are three sections: Dialogue in general, Christian-Muslim Relations, Wider Horizons

Published by SPCK

ISBN 0-281-05383-9 £14.99

Cover Photograph: Osservatore Romano



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Tel: 0191 265 5290

Mobile: 07740 030900

News and Events:


There are currently no courses planned. They will be displayed here as announced.


The North East Council of Christians and Jews

The October Meeting will be held at Marion Abrahams Hall, UHC Synagogue, Graham Park Road, Gosforth on Monday 15 October 2018 at 7.30pm.

Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle. See poster for further details.

In 2019 our annual Holocaust Memorial Evening will be held in two venues; at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Long Benton on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, Billingham on Thursday 31 January 2019.

More information about these events will be published when available.


The annual Diocesan Christian / Muslim Women`s event to pray for peace took place at the ruined chapel to Our Lady, Jesmond on Saturday 30 June 2018. Read more about it here.

2017's report and pictures are still available.

Holocaust Memorial Evening ‘The Power of Words’

In the presence of Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham, Mr Simon Wallfisch told the story of his Grandmother, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen. Photographs and video from the evening are available on our Holocaust Memorial page.

Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage 2017 - Report and pictures available

The 2017 Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage took place on Saturday 21 October. Organised by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in association with the Crookham Peace Centre.

See the full report and pictures from the 'Ashes to Go 2016' event in Sunderland.

See photos of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese Holocaust Memorial Evening 2016.

Interfaith Cricket Match and Family Fun Day - August Bank Holiday.

'Chain of Peace' Peace Initiative in Newcastle July 2015 See photos and report.

See report of the Joint Christian/Muslim Women`s Event May 2015.

See photos and report of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese Holocaust Memorial Evening 2015.