Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Vocations News and Events - Priesthood and Religious

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Upcoming events

Vocation Discernment Weekend - June 2018

A weekend away for those looking to have some direction on discerning their vocation and calling to the Priesthood. It is being held at Hyning Hall (Lancaster Diocese) from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018.

Please contact Fr Shaun by email or tel: 0191 273 3903.


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.'


Vocation Discernment Weekend for Women

You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy…

A discernment retreat for single Catholic women open to a call to religious life A chance to take some time out from life’s busyness
Roehampton, SW London from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July.

For further information see the poster or contact Sr. Barbara Sweeney by tel: 0191 272 3000 or email.

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