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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Diocesan Festival 2018

The sixth Diocesan Festival takes place on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 June 2018 at the Emmaus Youth Village in Consett.

This year’s theme is ‘Encounter’ and there will be talks from Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow OBE, Sr Judith Russi and Sara Bryson.

It includes prayer, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music. It is an opportunity for our whole Diocesan family to come together to celebrate and to be encouraged in our faith offering inspiring speakers for adults as well as activities for young people and children.

For more information visit our Festival page or read the Festival booklet (includes booking form).

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

The 2018 Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place between Friday 27 July and Friday 3 August.

See the poster or pilgrimage page for more information.

The pilgrimage coordinator is Fr. Peter Stott at, St. Robert of Newminster, Morpeth and can be contacted by tel: 01670 513410 or by email.

Adult Helpers URGENTLY required. The pilgrimage could not take place without the invaluable support given by our many adult helpers. If you would like to volunteer for this year's pilgrimage, the Adult Helpers Registration Form is available from Fr. Stott or through the pilgrimage website.

Gaudete et Exsultate

A Presentation of Pope Francis' 'Gaudete et Exsultate' on the call to holiness in today’s world.

Fr. Sean Hall's talk at St. Mary’s Cathedral is now available to listen to or download below.

The transcript of the talk and presentation slideshow are also available for download.

Adoremus Eucharistic Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

The Eucharistic Congress has been given the title Adoremus ('Let us Adore'). Every diocese in England and Wales will take part.

For more information please visit our 'National Liturgical Events' page for details on how you can participate.

St. Mary's Cathedral Weekday Mass Changes

18-22nd June - there will be no 8.00am Mass.

Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul 29 June - 8.00am, 12.05pm and 5.30pm. There will be no Vigil Mass.

Transforming our Lives with the Bible

An evening with David Ford hearing about recent research into old and new ways of engaging with Scripture

Join him at St. Hilda's, Sunderland on Thursday 28 June 2018 between 7.00pm - 9.00pm.

This is evening is provided free of charge, but please book in advance by email. See poster for details.

Patrons of the Diocese: St Cuthbert, Bishop and Confessor and Our Blessed Lady Immaculate