Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus 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 (120pp) 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 report of this event on 29 March 2011


Front Cover of Interfaith Dialogue BookInterfaith 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 534 2346

Mobile: 07740 030900


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National Inter Faith Week - 13 to 20 November 2016

A full list of all activities and events planned can be found here.

During Interfaith week, 'Voices of Faith' invite you to an evening of interfaith dialogue.

'A Day in the Life of...'
...a Roman Catholic Religious Sister (Agnes Miller),
...a Muslim Case Worker at the Angelou Centre (Shamshad Iqbal), and
...a Buddhist University Chaplain (Andrew White).

Wednesday 9 November 2016 between 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

At Church House, St John’s Terrace, Percy Main, North Shields, NE29 6HS.

Please confirm attendance by contacting Josie Pinnegar by tel: 0191 270 4142 or email:

See poster for details and booking information.

Newcastle Council of Faiths: ANNUAL WALK FOR PEACE

Is being held on Saturday 19 November 2016, starting at 10.00am from the Hindu Temple West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9QB.

Refreshments provided.

For further information or programme see poster or contact Hari Shukla on 0191 243 3620 or Josie Pinnegar on 0191 270 4100.


The annual Diocesan Christian/Muslim Women`s event to pray for peace took place at the ruined chapel to Our Lady, Jesmond on Saturday 14 May. See a picture from the day and read more about it here.

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