Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Vocations News and Events - Priesthood and Religious

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Upcoming events

Vocation Discernment Weekend for Women - October 2018

For single Catholic women open to a possible call to religious life, the Society of the Sacred Heart host a weekend retreat of prayer, discussion, reflection, community, a time to discern, to ask questions, to be with others on a similar journey. This is a great opportunity to be accompanied in your discernment as you find out more about religious life, and the spirituality and mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October (beginning Friday evening and ending after Sunday lunch), Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9PH.

For further information contact Sr. Barbara Sweeney:

Telephone 0191 272 3000 or Email.


Synod of Bishops - October 2018

The upcoming Synod of Bishops that will take place in October 2018 on the theme: 'Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment.'


Ordinations 2016

Martin Bell from Minsteracres, Peter Linsley from Seaham and Terry McGann from Whitley Bay were ordained into the Ministry of the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday 18 June at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle. Pictures and the audio of the Homily can be accessed here.


Ordinations 2015


Saturday 4 July Priesthood