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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Priestly Vocations Contacts

L – R: Fr. Shaun Purdy, Fr. Christopher Warren and Fr. David Smith

Diocesan Director of Priestly Vocations

Fr. Christopher Warren

St. Mary’s Church,
Hencotes,
Hexham,
Northumberland
NE46 2EB.

Tel: 01434 603119

Parish email: hexham.stmary@rcdhn.org.uk

Email: vocations@rcdhn.org.uk

Fr. Christopher is Director of Priestly Vocations for the Diocese. His work involves promoting priestly vocations and working together with individuals who have declared an interest to train as a priest, helping and supporting them through the process of application and interviews. He will continue to support the candidate through seminary and to the point of Ordination.


Diocesan Promoters of Vocations to the Priesthood:

Fr. David Smith

Our Lady and St. Columba,
Carville Road,
Wallsend
NE28 6RJ

Tel: 0191 262 3882 or parish email: wallsend.ourladystcolumba@rcdhn.org.uk.

Fr. Shaun Purdy

St. Aidan’s Presbytery,
Station Road,
Ashington,
Northumberland
NE63 8AD

Tel: 01670 812200 or email: parishpriestashington@gmail.com.

Fr. David and Fr. Shaun are promoters of vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese. Along with Fr. Christopher they will liaise with schools, universities, the YMT and parishes in providing opportunities for interested individuals to come together for support, prayer, social interaction, reflection and discernment.