Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

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Youth Conference 2017. Read what young people said....

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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


Youth Ministry Toolkit:

The new online resource providing ideas, inspiration and practical help and information is now available on


Flame 2019:

Details announced! Book the date!

The largest gathering of Catholic youth across the UK will take place on Saturday 2 March 2019 at Wembley Arena, for more details see the official site.

Booking forms are in partnerships and secondary schools. The cost is £40 per person. Please discuss in parishes, partnerships and schools how to encourage young people to participate.

There are still places left for Flame on our 15 buses. Please encourage young people and adult helpers to book as soon as possible with their local group or contact YMT. All numbers and payments need to be finalised by Friday 18 January.

A briefing meeting for Flame group leaders will take place on Sunday 24 February at 2.15pm at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead tickets and hoodies will be distributed.

Mary Hughes is working with YMT as a volunteer and will be coordinating Flame. If you can offer help with Flame or require further information, please contact


The EVENT is held monthly at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn between 6.00 - 7.30pm, is free and open to all young people in years 5, 6, 7 and 8. We provide pizza and refreshments free of charge afterwards too so young people can get to know others from other schools across the Diocese. In addition to our monthly faith night EVENT at St. Joseph’s we will also be running two more ‘roadshow’ EVENTs this year, one in November at St. Cuthbert’s in Crook in the Escomb partnership and one in the Pontop Partnership in March at St. Mary’s RC Primary in South Moor.

All welcome as well as parents, teachers, parishioners and clergy. There is ample parking available for cars and minibuses too. For further details and to book your place, please email Andrew Young or ring him on 07868 155298. Numbers are required for catering purposes.

See poster or visit our Event page for full list of dates and more information.

The Source:

The Youth Ministry Trust presents:

At St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, open to Years 9 and over.

An evening of music, faith, prayer, inspiration, meeting people, sharing faith and much more.

See poster or visit the YMT website for 2018/19 dates and more.

Young Adult Prayer Groups:

There are regular young adults' prayer groups held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle and St. Mary's Church, Sunderland City Centre.

For more information visit the Young Adults' Prayer Group page.


Flame 2017:

CYMFed Flame 2017, National Youth Congress, Saturday 11 March 2017 held at Wembley SSE Arena.
See photo gallery:


Flame 2015:

See the picture gallery from 2015's event.