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. They will be made available online shortly.

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!

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.