Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Department for Communications - Press Statements


Press statements will be published here as they become available.


Monday 25 March 2019 - Bishop Robert Byrne CO Installation

The Solemn Mass of Installation of the the Right Reverend Robert Byrne, C.O. (Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri), as the fourteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, will take place at 12.00 noon on Monday, 25 March 2019 in the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle upon Tyne. The day chosen is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Please see full statement attached.


Monday 4 February 2019 - New Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

Please see full statement attached.

Department for Communication contacts:

Head of the Diocesan Department of Communications and Press Officer: Mgr. Andrew Faley

Tel: 07971 875902 or email:


Diocesan Web Manager: Paul Nugent

Tel: 0191 243 3310 or email: