Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Vocations News and Events - Priesthood and Religious

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Upcoming events

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018 - Sunday 22 April 2018

The Church will mark the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 22 April 2018. The Holy Father has released a Message entitled "Listening, discerning and living".

For further information please read more here.


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

Details of our next Discernment Weekend for Women will appear here when organised.


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