Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR)

Welcome to the webpage for the Diocesan Service Team for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Hexham & Newcastle Diocese.


Chairperson: Pat Kennedy

Tel: 0191 243 3316

Email: pat.kennedy@diocesehn.org.uk.

Diocesan Service Team members:

Mrs Pat Kennedy (Chair), Ann Holmes, Mr. Ged Downey, Fr. Jeff Dodds (Bishop's Representative), Fr. Michael Whalen (Spiritual Director), Lorriane Doswell, Yves Noongala, Mrs Ann Connor, Shirley Mansfield and Christine Dixon.

What is the nature of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal?

The grace of Charismatic Renewal has affected many lives through a personal experience of the Holy Spirit changing their lives, over the past 50 years. There are many in the Church suspicious of it and yet it witnesses to nothing we cannot find in Scripture, Vatican II and the Church teaching. This document produced by the National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal in England gives a more detailed explanation of what it is about.

Do you feel called to Intercession?

We are forming a Diocesan Intercessory Group, highlighting areas of prayer for Renewal and for Diocesan needs and initiatives, which we need to intercede for. Read this document for further insight and if you would like to join this group please contact Pat Kennedy by email or tel: 0191 243 3316.


Celebrate Together - 27 & 28 June 2020

The CELEBRATE Online Conference is only two weeks away! All content will be hosted on the Celebrate Facebook page, so make sure you 'like' and 'follow' them to not miss anything. Over the weekend (Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 June) they will be releasing everything at specific times, but you can replay all our content at any point if you missed it or want to watch again. Here's the full schedule:

10.00am Listen: A talk from the first keynote speaker
12.00pm Pray: A Guided Prayer session
3.00pm Do: Children's 'Messy Church' + various workshops
5.00pm Live Worship
6.00pm An Evening In with CELEBRATE
9.00pm Night Prayer

10.00am Listen: the second keynote speaker
12.00pm Pray: Mass with Bishop David Oakley
3.00pm Do: Interactive Family Prayer
4.00pm Final session

You can take part in as little or as much as you would like, whether it is for an hour, or if you want to use the whole weekend to retreat. They really encourage you, along with your friends, parishes and families to take the opportunity to approach the CELEBRATE Online Conference as dedicated time for you and the Lord.

Not a Facebook user? Not a problem! You don't need an account to access their page. Join the conference through this link: https://www.facebook.com/Celebratecommunity/. Don't forget to send to friends or family who are not on Facebook, but who might like to join the journey, all are welcome!

Events Archive:

Our archive of previous events can be viewed in our Events Archive.

Fr. Sean Conaty - CD’s:

Fr. Sean Conaty was known to many for his involvement in the Deliverance and Healing Ministry. He was also much sought after speaker on areas of Faith, Spirituality, Renewal Scripture as well as healing, throughout the British Isles as well as Germany, Spain and Gibraltar. Born in Cavan in Ireland he came to Hexham and Newcastle Diocese as a young priest, he then served in the Missions in South America, before returning once again to the Diocese to serve in Parish Ministry. After a long illness he died in August 2011.

Fr. Sean was widely read and always spoke within the realms of daily life, where he himself was aware of God’s presence and encouraged others to find the same blessing.
Since then we have had enquiries as to whether we had any of his recorded talks on CD.

One of our DST, Paul Copeland, felt that he was called to transfer those many talks we had on Tape onto CD’s. Paul has listened to them all to monitor the quality of each recording. He has now produced a list of 62 CD’s. and continues to pursue his ministry. He told me that it has been a privilege to edit the recordings and to listen to so many hours of sincere Christian witness from a friend who lived out everything he taught, with faithfulness, compassion and wisdom.

List of recordings

Order form


Catholic Charismatic Renewal - CCR in England & Wales - Good News

International Catholic Charismatice Renewal Services - ICCRS


Latest Newsletter:

Download the latest Emmanuel Newsletter (pdf)

Other information:

Charismatic Prayer Groups in Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

Details of Charismatic Prayer Groups in Hexham & Newcastle Diocese
(update January 2020).

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR in England and Wales) – GoodNews:

Magazine – about GoodNews and how to subscribe.

Articles – archived extracts of GoodNews articles.

Service Team

The local Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Service Team serves Renewal in the Diocese by providing a structure of communication, information and resourcing.

The Team arranges:

  • Days of Renewal
  • Diocesan Healing Services
  • A quarterly local newsletter
  • Life in the Spirit Seminars
  • Information on local Prayer Groups


Healing Groups training is available:

This can be organised in area groups or for a Prayer Group or Parish Group, however they need to big enough to be viable and interactive.

Contact details as above.