Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

The God Who Speaks – A Year of the Word


Materials for people to use are being developed by people around the Diocese.

The Advent Resources are available now from the Department for Spirituality. or you can access them here.

The Lent resources will be available in early January.

Sr. Michael is preparing a Praying with Paintings resource which explores how visiting art–works in Bishop Auckland, Ushaw and Gateshead can help us to pray with Scripture.

Sophie Taylor is developing resources on lectio divina for young people and we hope to have more ideas for praying with Scripture for all ages available during the course of the Year.

If your community or Partnership come up with a great idea worth sharing, please get in touch so that we can make it available to others!

Pauline Books and Media:

All ‘Bible society’ resources are available for parishes to order through Pauline Books and Media at St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle.

Email: or tel:0191 231 6040.

They are offering a 10% discount and free postage and packing.

National Resources:

Pope Francis announces a ‘Sunday of the Word of God

Read Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio, a personal decree of the Pope – titled ‘Aperuit illis’ now.

Bishops' Conference:

Evening Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent.