Category Archives: Diocese

Diocesan Job Vacancies

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has the following job vacancies:

Administrator, St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle – full-time. Closing date: 16 April

IT Field Engineer (two posts) Diocesan Offices, Newcastle – full-time, 9-month fixed term contract. Closing date: 21 April

Please visit www.diocesehn.org.uk  for full details or contact us on 0191 243 3301.

Summary of Listening Exercises, Result of Questionnaire and Bishop Stephen’s Response

On our diocesan website https://diocesehn.org.uk/ you will find all the summaries from the various listening exercises that have been running since the summer of 2023, and the results of the Questionnaire for the Dicastery of Bishops Report from March 2023. These are together with Bishop Stephen’s response to what has been presented to him. He reflects on the past, present and our future together. The documentation is necessarily lengthy – too lengthy for a pastoral letter. If you wish to have hard copies of all or parts of the suite of documents, then please contact the parish office.

Diocesan Job Vacancies

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has the following job vacancies:

HR Adviser, Diocesan Offices, Newcastle/hybrid – part-time. Closing date: 16 January

HR Administrator, Diocesan Offices, Newcastle/hybrid – part-time. Closing date 16 January

Cleaner, St Augustine, Darlington – part-time. Closing date 22 January

Cleaner, St Charles, Gosforth – part-time. Closing date 22 January

Cleaner, St Cuthbert, Durham – part-time. Closing date 18 January

Please visit www.diocesehn.org.uk  for full details or contact us on 0191 243 3301.

Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Date: Saturday 23 September 2023
Times: 10.30am-3.00pm – arrivals, registration and refreshments from 10.00am. The day will include a Mass.
Location: St Joseph’s, High West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1LX
Cost: £10.00 per person
Catering: Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. 

Please get in touch with Ciara in the parish office office@stcuthberts-durham.org.uk or 0191 3843442, if you would like to book. 

Please Pray

Please pray for Rt Rev Stephen Wright, who will be installed as Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle on Wednesday 19th July at St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle.

A Prayer for Bishop Steven 
Lord, rock of our hearts,
from a sea swept island
you sent Aidan and Cuthbert
to sow your Word fruitfully
throughout our Northern Land and
you inspired Bede to understand and speak your truth
reflected in our lives and in our history.
Grant your servant, Stephen,
whom you have called to follow them,
a rich share in this heritage –
to speak your Word courageously
to teach wisely
and to lead with love.

Monsignor Kevin Nichols 1929-2006

Listening Exercise

Archbishop Malcolm has announced a listening exercise involving the people and clergy of our diocese. An additional date has been added to make it easier for those who wish to take part; 

  • 10th July at St Mary’s RC Church hall, Forest Hall, Newcastle
  • 11th July at St. Bede’s RC Church Hall, Bedlington 
  • 12th July at St Michael RC Church Hall, Houghton-Le-Spring 
  • 13th July at The Catholic Church of the English Martyrs and St. Peter & St Paul’s, Stockton-on-Tees

The meetings will begin at 7pm (prompt) and finish at 8.30pm. They will include a time for listening and discussion and a liturgy of healing for those who wish to take part. The process will be coordinated by Amy Cameron from the Vicariate of Faith & Mission and Dr Karen Kilby, Bede Chair at Durham University.

Ordinations

On Saturday 8th July Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will celebrate an Ordination Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle. Paul Kilduff and Endre Kormos will be ordained to the Priesthood and Alison Rebello and Patrick Rutherford will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate. Please pray for them as they begin their ministry.

Diocesan Job Vacancy

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager to lead on the development and implementation of a Diocesan Fundraising Strategy to include trusts, foundations and legacies. The role is full-time and permanent.  Please visit the diocesan website for full details or contact us on 0191 243 3301.