Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Department for Youth Services


National Youth Sunday:

YMT along with other national youth ministry groups have been planning and developing a new National Youth Sunday website, so that everyone can gain access to Youth Sunday resources. You will find helpful prayers, reflections, inspirational videos and other resources set out in four categories; FOR YOU, FOR YOUR FAMILY, FOR YOUR PARISH and FOR YOUR SCHOOL. There is a new Instagram account (@nationalyouthsunday) and YMT will be taking over the existing Facebook page. National Youth Sunday is about celebrating young people; however, we would like to encourage this all the time and not just on the Sunday 24 November. A huge thank you to you all for your work in encouraging young people into a personal relationship with Jesus and into the life of the Church.

Youth Ministry Toolkit:

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


The Source

YMT present a regular youth event. Upcoming dates for The Source are planned as follows:

  • Wednesday 4 December 2019

  • Wednesday 12 February 2020

  • Wednesday 1 April 2020

The Source takes place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, from 7.00pm – 8.45pm. This is a chance for Praise and Worship, Prayer, Live Music, Faith Sharing, Socialising and Refreshments. The Source is aimed at young people in Year 9 and above, but everyone is welcome! You may wish to promote this in your School, Parish, or Community.

The Source is usually a very inspirational and uplifting event! Hope to see you all there!

For the full list of 2019/20 dates and more information see this poster.

Youth Ministry Module:

All those who work with young people or have an interest in youth ministry are invited to take the CCRS module in youth ministry as a stand-alone module. The course covers the theology and principles of youth ministry, an understanding of faith development, a variety of approaches to working with young people and an opportunity to share ideas and good practice in parishes and partnerships. It takes place over two Saturdays, 12 October and 23 November at the Emmaus Village. Further information from or to book a place please email:

Youth Ministry Conference:

To launch the 25th Anniversary of the Youth Ministry Team and to celebrate Youth Ministry in the Diocese we invite you for an afternoon of inspiration, sharing and updates on the opportunities over the coming year. Taking place on Saturday 9 November from 1.00pm – 3.00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle. Special Guest is international speaker Katie Prejean McGrady.

'On Fire' Confirmation Retreat at Youth Village, Friday 17 – Saturday 18 January 2020:

This Retreat brings together young people from the North East who are preparing for confirmation, giving all who come a wide experience of what it means to be part of the Church Community. This is an opportunity for young and adult Catechists to encourage and share with each other. It begins at 5.30pm Friday and a welcome evening meal and will conclude at 3.00pm on Saturday. The cost is £35 per person. A booking form can be obtained by email: or by tel: 01207 592244.

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 2019:

CYMFed Flame 2019 #Significance was held on Saturday 2 March 2019 at Wembley SSE Arena.

View the official Catholic Church England and Wales album through Flickr.


Flame 2017:

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