Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Youth Services Home

Our contact details and youth service forum members.

Forum Members' websites

Links to organisations working with Young People in our Diocese.

News and Events

Latest news and details of upcoming events.


Opportunities within our Diocese for young people

The Event

Read about The Event and how to get involved.

University Chaplains

Find your nearest university chaplaincy.

Young Adult Prayer Groups

Find details of local prayer groups for young people.

Youth Ministry Toolkit

An online resource, providing ideas, inspiration and practical help and information.

Youth Ministry Trust

Visit the YMT page (internal) for contact details, latest news, gallery images and archive or visit their own external website.

Catholic Youth Work

Website for Young Catholics looking for jobs, resources or forums for likeminded individuals.


The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) seeks to help shape and support Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales.

Department for Youth Services

Department Contacts:

Head of Department for Youth Services: Fr. Dermott Donnelly


Contact address:

St. Mary's Cathedral,
Clayton Street West,
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 232 6953

The Department for Youth Services aims to support all of the youth activities within the Diocese. The Diocesan Youth Service based at The Emmaus Village is the Youth Ministry Team (external website). YMT offers missions, festivals, outreach events and retreats enabling individual parishes and partnerships to offer young people opportunities which they otherwise could not provide. YMT along with other members of the Youth Service Forum encourage young people in our Diocese to take part in local, national and international events. These opportunities help our young people grow and develop in their faith and contribute to the life of the Church. Everyone has a role in this ministry of accompanying and supporting our young Church, the members of YMT and our Youth Service Forum are available to help, support and encourage all those working with young people in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Please get in touch!

Meeting regularly throughout the year Forum Members Network, support and inform one another. The group currently consists of representatives from the following organisations:

CAFOD Youth Leadership
Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed)
Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage
More Than Dance
Pope John Paul II Award
SVP - Youth
Young Christian Workers
Youth for Christ (CFC - YFC)
Youth Ministry Team