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 (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



Rev. Mariadass, St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN.

Tel: 0191 265 5290

Mobile: 07740 030900


News and Events:


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


Joint Christian and Muslim 'Pray for Peace'.

An event for women an young children only will take place Saturday 30 June 2018 at 1.30pm.

Being held at St. Mary's Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle.

See poster for full details.

Srebrenica Genocide: A Memorial Event by Newcastle’s Peace & Unity Initiative.

Is being held on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 6.30pm at The Church of the Holy Cross, Whittingham Grove, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2QP.

This Memorial Event is to commemorate the murder of 8,372 Muslim men, women and children in the Srebrenica Genocide of July 1995.

All welcome, please see poster for full details.



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.

The annual Diocesan Christian/Muslim Women`s event to pray for peace took place at the ruined chapel to Our Lady, Jesmond on Saturday 20 May. See some images from the day and read more about it here.

2016's report and pictures are still available too.

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