Events around In Diocese

Flame Congress

On Saturday 11 March a group of 1,000 young people and accompanying adults from our diocese will be travelling to Flame at Wembley Arena. Flame is a National Catholic Youth Congress with inspiring speakers and music from Matt Redman. Coaches will be leaving from every part of the diocese. There are still places left

for young people Year 9 and above and for adults. If you would like to go, please contact YMT for further details. Email or 01207 592244

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

A talk by Dr. Frances Clemson: ‘Acting and Imaging: Theatre and Theology in the work of Dorothy L Sayers and Charles Williams’. Thursday 9 February at 5:30pm (Drinks), 5:45pm – 7:15pm (Paper & Discussion) at Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham. If you wish to attend the seminar, please register at eventbrite. Any queries email: or tel: 0191 334 1656.

Ushaw Lecture

A lecture by Prof. Maurice Whitehead: ‘Maps, Meridians and Missions: Christopher Maire, SJ (1697–1767), a Durham Cartographer’. Wednesday 22 February for 5:30pm drinks reception followed by; 6:00 – 7:15pm lecture in the Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College. To book a place at an Ushaw Lecture, please email: or tel: Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656.

Three Popes & their Three Papers on Work

Employment lawyer – and parishioner of St Mary’s, Hexham – Max Winthrop looks at Catholic Social Teaching on work and employment and raises the question: “If the Jesus of the Gospel, who befriended tax collectors and prostitutes, returned today, what message would we have for lap dancers and people on zero hours contracts – and their employers?” Saturday 4 February at 11:00am Free admission (donations requested.) Any queries, please email

Diocesan Church Music Association

The DCMA invites you to a music workshop led by Paul Berry, Director of Music at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham.

The workshop will be held at St. Mary’s RC Church, Hexham, on Saturday 25 February, starting at 10:30am, and finishing with Mass at 4:00pm. There is also the possibility of a guided tour of Hexham Abbey in the extended lunch break. More details of the day soon on

The day is open to anybody who is interested in liturgical music, whether it be for schools or parishes. Should you wish to attend the session, then you are encouraged to email the Chairperson our very own Alison Purvis at so that numbers for the day can be ascertained and sufficient copies of music can be brought along. Why not drop in to the session and meet new people across the Diocese facing the same musical challenges that you are?!

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