Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Partnership Area Missions

What is the Partnership Area Mission?

The intention is to reignite our parishes, to refresh and refocus and to offer an experiential understanding of the love of God. It encourages co-responsibility between the people of the partnership. It strengthens our outreach to young people and their families using both school and church communities.

The programme follows the proven Diocesan Mission pathway developed by the Youth Ministry Team (YMT) and would work in partnership with the department for evangelisation. YMT’s Mission cycle is based around our 20 Catholic Secondary schools and their feeder parishes. The Area Missions will follow the YMT timetable and process aiming to offer a wider mission experience and form ‘Communities for Mission’ across the Diocese. The process aims to gather people for a year leading up to the Mission to develop leaders on a local level. While a team of adults would work as usual with YMT and the schools, this wider approach will require the formation of an Adult Mission Team for the area and it will encourage longer term co-ordination of leaders to assist with implementing and continuing the message after the mission.

Further information can be found in our booklet, 'Developing Discipleship: A Diocesan Approach to Renewing Our Mission and Vision' from page 21.


Where are they taking place?

There are currently two Missions taking place across the Diocese; Benedict and Pontop Partnerships with one to follow soon in Escomb Partnership.

Details of further Partnerships taking part in this programme will be added in due course.


Partnership Mission Pages:

Read more about what individual partnerships are achieving by selecting their page from the list below (NB. new information will be added as it becomes available):

Area Mission - St. Benedict's Partnership