Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Justice and Peace


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Tyne and Wear Citizens:

Diocese has become a Strategic Partner of Tyne and Wear Citizens.

At a recent meeting of the Diocesan Directors, it was agreed that the Diocese would become a Stategic Partner to Tyne and Wear Citizens for the next three years, giving £10k a year to contribute to the costs of employing a community organiser. Tyne and Wear Citizens is a broad based community organising organisation, which seeks to develop civic society and bring about social change.

At the moment there are three campaigns:

  • Improving provision for Mental Health Services.

  • Addressing poverty with a particular focus of promoting the Living Wage and reforming the Free School Meal system.

  • Making communities safer and combating hate-crime.

Members of catholic parishes and schools are involved in all three campaigns.

Bishop Séamus is very supportive of Diocesan involvement in Tyne and Wear Citizens and of the aims of all three campaigns.

If you would like more information about the work of Tyne and Wear Citizens please contact the Head of the Department for Justice and Peace, Fr. Chris Hughes at: or Tyne and Wear Citizen's Community Organiser, Sara Bryson at

Latest news

Sara Bryson, Community Organiser for Tyne and Wear Citizens writes;

"We are delighted to be recruiting a second full time Community Organiser for Tyne and Wear CITIZENS. This exciting role will be responsible for extending our diverse alliance into Sunderland, and will support members across the alliance with our emerging campaigns."

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit our current vacancies page. Applications are invited by no later than Thursday 5 July 2018.


You can keep up to date on all the latest news from Tyne and Wear Citizens by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

Upcoming Events:

Mental Health Action team meets Tuesday 3 and Tuesday 17 July 6.30 - 8.00pm at Quaker Meeting House, Gosforth.

Free School Meal, Fair Change Action team meets Thursday 5 July 9.30 - 11.00am at Children North East.

Safer Cities Action Team Tuesday 10 July 6.30 - 8.00pm at Newcastle Central Mosque.

Living Wage Action Team meets Thursday 12 July 6.30 - 8.00pm.

Mental Health Assembly will take place at Newcastle Civic Centre Thursday 22 November, tickets now available from Eventbrite.

2 day training will be delivered in September (flyer to follow). Anyone interested in a free place can contact Sara Bryson by email.


For more information about events or the works of Tyne and Wear Citizens please contact Fr. Chris Hughes by email or tel: 0191 257 5801 or Sara Bryson of Tyne and Wear Citizens on her email.