Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Diocesan YMT

Facebook PageThe Diocesan Youth Ministry Team (YMT) aims to bring young people into a personal relationship with Christ and fully into the life of the Church.

They do this through a strategy of Missions, follow-up Retreats, and support for Parish Youth Ministry .

Diocesan Youth Village, Pemberton Rd, Allensford, Consett, Co. Durham
Tel: 01207 592244
Fax: 01207 592245      




Youth Village

Youth Village

About the Youth Village



The Youth Ministry Trust

Youth Ministry Trust is a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee Number 07937704, Registered Charity Number 1146158


Board of Directors:

Chairman: Fr. Martin Stempczyk VG

Members: John Foster, Paul Henderson, Michael Howard, Fr. Tom McHale, Fr. Chris Warren, Elaine White, Paul Young, Sr. Patricia Bell, Maria Matthews and Fr. Dermott Donnelly.

Company Secretary: Michael Howard

Director of Youth Services: Rev. Dermott Donnelly
Director of Youth Ministry: Tony Lawless
Area Youth Development Co-ordinator: Miss Mary Hughes
Administration Team: Teresa Stewart and Fran Hyde

Young People Surveys

If you’re aged between 13 and 29 and living in England or Wales, we invite you to complete the Mega Youth Poll. This is a survey that the Catholic Church have devised to hear what young people have to say about their life, faith and vocational discernment, which will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican in preparation for the 2018 General Assembly of the Synod next year led by Pope Francis.

'Vocational Discernment is the way by which a person discovers how to follow Jesus in their way of life and their work.'

We would also love to hear from those who care for or work with young people aged between 13-29. If this is you, please spare a short moment in time to complete this separate survey.

Closing date for both surveys is Friday 30 June 2017.

Flame 2017

Flame 2017 was held at Wembley SSE Arena on Saturday 11 March, 2017. 

The Source

The Source Youth Meeting is held 7.00pm until 8.30pm in St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle  
Source Poster with dates

Youth Sunday

Sunday 11th October, 3-5.15pm: Youth Sunday preparation afternoon at St. Robert's School, Washington.

Please encourage your parish to be represented by adults and young people. 

Youth Sunday 2015 Form

Bulletin notice

World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2016

YMT Events See for events


Flame Train 2015

See photo gallery


Youth Ministry Conference on Saturday 22nd November 2014

See photos and report


YMT Mass Saturday 4th October 2014:

See photos and listen to homily






Other Youth Links:

Please note the diocese is not responsible for the content of external websites

University Chaplaincies

Youth Prayer Groups

Youth Ministry Team Facebook Page


CYMFED Congress 2013 took place at The Sage, Gateshead (Newcastle Upon Tyne) in March