Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Becoming a Catholic


If you would like to find a course about the Catholic Faith in our Diocese, our online RCIA course is listed below:

Registration remains open for new enquirers wishing to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) programme 2020–21.

See poster for details or to register, please email us.

A brief introduction to the RCIA can be found in the RCIA page.

Go to a Church

You might wish to go to one of our local Catholic churches and attend a service there; you would be very welcome to do this. You might like to introduce yourself to the priest after the service and talk to him about how you could find out more about the Catholic Church.

If you have a friend or relative who is a Catholic and goes to mass then perhaps you would like to ask them if you can go along to church with them, or you might want to ask them about the Catholic Faith or what their faith means to them. They will be happy to answer you, and even if they are not able to answer all your questions they can put you in touch with someone who can.