Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham


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For more information and instructions how to express an interest in this study group, please read the Training section below.



Chair of the Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council

Fr. Chris Hughes
St Joseph, Wallsend Road, Chirton, North Shields NE29 7AA

tel: 0191 257 5801 or email:

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Co-ordinating Council is elected at the AGM each year from members of existing J & P groups.

The AGM was last held on Saturday 13 May 2017 at St. Joseph's Centre, Gateshead.

We exist to encourage commitment to action for Justice and Peace in light of the Gospel message and teaching of the Catholic Church.

Our main objective is to foster the growth of this work within parishes and deaneries and to encourage the use of the four stages of the Pastoral Cycle i.e. Study/Experience, Analysis, Prayer/Spiritual Reflection and Action.

Please contact us if you require help.


J & P Contact Email:

J & P Donations Gift Aid Contact and Treasurer: Mrs Pat Conway tel: 0191 386 8216  email:

Groups Contact Officer: Liz Archibald
tel: 07910 578310 or email:

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Refugee Project currently operates from Our Lady of Lourdes Deaf Centre, 2 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6EE.

Hours of opening are 11.00am - 2.00pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Events will feature here when announced.


Catholic Social Teaching:

The purpose of the recently formed Northern Catholic Social Teaching (CST) Study Group is to learn what the Church has to say about our world and how we live together. Catholic Social Teaching addresses the big issues confronting us – work, the environment, family life, poverty, justice - and in the words of Pope John Paul II, provides us with,

a basis and motivation for action”.

The Group studies CST using the Virtual Plater CST Gateway. Although it is a study group, the emphasis is on the practical application of CST.

It has its own forum. To join the Group or to find out more, visit the forum or email:


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