Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus Cunningham



Catholic Theology Research Seminar

This seminar takes place on Tuesday 13 October 2015 with Prof. Paul D. Murray.



Youth Sunday

YMT Preparation Day 11th October for Youth Sunday
Booking form and Bulletin notice



Lay Carmelite Day

5th Centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila Celebration on 10 October at St Aidan's, Ashington




Northern Cross

The October edition of Northern Cross is out NOW and available from your local church. Read Page 1



Faith 15

On 11 September 6,000 pupils, staff and clergy took part in Faith 15. See report and photos.





Laudato Si

A Day Conference
St Teresa's Church Hall, Newcastle

Saturday 24th October


Syro Malabar Indian community celebrate Feast

The diocesan Syro Malabar Indian community celebrated the Feast of St Alphonsamma, the first woman saint of India. See photos.




Proclaim '15

Proclaim'15 follow up meeting



Holy Island Day of Reflection

Day of Reflection on Holy Island: “Psalms as Soul Food” - 19th September 2015.




Home Mission Sunday

Sunday 20th September is Home Mission Sunday



Organ recital at St. Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College:

Organ Recital at Ushaw: Saturday, 19 September at 2.30pm.



Book Presentation

Book Presentation at St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, Sept 17th: " Vatican II As I Saw It"



Music Workshop

Music workshop led by Martin Foster, Saturday 19th September,St Mary's Cathedral.




Northern Cross

Northern Cross September issue is out NOW and available from your local church.

Read Page 1



Interfaith Cricket Match

On August Bank Holiday Faith groups from Newcastle and Tyneside came together for an Interfaith Cricket Match and Family Fun Day.




Assisted dying: Moral and Ethical issues

Holy Name Hall, Jesmond this Wednesday at 7pm: Presentation and discussion of the moral and ethical issues involved in assisted dying.




Archive News


'Chain of Peace' Peace Initiative in Newcastle

The second meeting of the 'Chain of Peace' peace initiative in Newcastle took place on Sunday 12 July.



Permanent Diaconate Mass

On Saturday 18th July the Annual Mass for deacons and their families took place in St Mary's Cathedral. See photos and listen to homily by Fr Michael Campion, Director of Deacons.



NEW Prayer Walk added - Berwick

See the latest in the Spirituality series: Prayer Walks around the Diocese - Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Walls




Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

On Saturday 11 July at St. Joseph's Centre Gateshead a Day of Reflection took place.




Martyrs of the Diocese

24th July is the Feast of the Martrys of the Diocese

Annual Blessed John Ingram Walk

The 43rd Annual Blessed John Ingram Walk will take place in Newcastle on Sunday 26 July



Ordination to the Priesthood

Rev John Bagnall was ordained to the priesthood recently in St Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Seamus Cunningham. See Photo Gallery



Diocesan Festival: INSPIRE 15

See photos from the Festival which took place recently


Education and Formation

The annual Education and Formation Mass took place recently.




AOS Pilgrimage to Holy Island

See photos and report of this recent pilgrimage



Permanent Diaconate Ordinations

Four new permanent deacons were ordained for our diocese recently at St Mary's Cathedral.

See photos and homily.



Sea Sunday - July 12

Sea Sunday is a day the Catholic Church prays for and remembers seafarers