Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

The God Who Speaks – A Year of the Word


Will appear here when announced.


Society of Saint Gregory’s new study course – Taking Liturgy Seriously

As part of our commitment to promote and support the liturgy of the Catholic Church, Society of Saint Gregory will be offering a new modular study course, aimed at developing liturgical understanding. The course, which will be run in partnership with the London Jesuit Centre, starts in September until June 2022 and will take place via Zoom. Each module will comprise 3 sessions and provide a theological and historical overview, which will form the background for a deeper study of how we celebrate the liturgy today. Modules include The Paschal Mystery, Healing and Forgiveness, Initiation, Commitment and Ways of Prayer.

Within each theme we will look at how we apply general principles of liturgy, how music and space affect the way we celebrate, and above all how we are enabling people to pray together. The course is aimed at all who wish to widen their understanding of the liturgy. Further information, including details of the course leaders and online booking, is available on our website.

Holy Land Pilgrimage – An Update:

Canon Chris Jackson says,

Israel has returned to complete lockdown and in view of our present restrictions it seems best that we postpone our diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land. When life has returned to some sort of normality we hope that the pilgrimage will happen and we will be able to visit the place where God spoke in the person of the Word made Flesh. Please keep in your prayers all who live in Israel/Palestine and especially those whose livelihood is the care for pilgrims.