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Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, Archbishop`s House, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2BJ

Catholic Priests and People

Rt Rev Seamus Cunningham - Bishop
Rt Rev Kevin Dunn - Bishop (Deceased)
Mr Joe Hughes - Director of Schools
Mrs Deborah Fox - Deputy Director of Schools
Ms Claire Hetherington - Schools RE Adviser (Primary)
Ms Detta Wright - Schools RE Adviser (Primary)
Rt Rev Hugh Lindsay - Bishop (Deceased)
Fr Christopher Jackson - Communications Officer

Retired People:

Right Rev Ambrose Griffiths - Retired Bishop


Correspondence AddressDiocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Archbishop`s House
East Denton Hall, 800 West Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone 0191 228 0003
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External Link to Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle`s Website: www.rcdhn.org.ukwww.rcdhn.org.uk


St Mary and St Margaret Clitherow, Newcastle and North Tyneside,
St Andrew and St Anthony, Newcastle and North Tyneside,
St Paulinus, Northumberland,
St Wilfrid, Northumberland,
St John of Beverley, Northumberland,
St Oswin, Newcastle and North Tyneside,
St Thomas Aquinas, South Tyneside and Gateshead,
St Joseph and St Robert of Newminster, South Tyneside and Gateshead,
St Aidan and St Gregory, South Tyneside and Gateshead,
St Bede, Sunderland and East Durham,
St Chad, South Tyneside and Gateshead,
St Cuthbert, Sunderland and East Durham,
St Michael, Sunderland and East Durham,
St Patrick, Sunderland and East Durham,
St William, Cleveland and South Durham,
St Augustine, Cleveland and South Durham,
St Hilda, Cleveland and South Durham,
St Peter, Cleveland and South Durham,
St Peter,

Catholic Parishes

Cathedral Church Of St Mary, Clayton Street West
St Andrew, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Anthony Of Padua, Walker
St Cuthbert, Newcastle
St Dominic`s Priory Church, 41a Red Barns
English Martyrs, Newcastle
St Francis Of Assisi, Stotts Road
The Holy Name, Newcastle
St Lawrence, Byker
St Michael, Elswick
St Robert, Fenham
St Teresa Of The Infant Jesus, Heaton Road
Our Lady And St. Vincent, Monkchester Road
Our Lady Of Czestochowa, 2 Maple Terrace
Our Lady And St. Joseph, New Hartley
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs, Newhouse
St Cuthbert, New Seaham
St Mary`s, Newton Aycliffe
St Joseph, Newton Aycliffe
The Sacred Heart, North Gosforth
St Cuthbert and St Joseph, North Shields
St Joseph, North Shields
St Peter, Otterburn
St Alban, Pelaw
Our Lady Queen Of Peace, Penshaw
St Matthew, Ponteland
Our Lady And St. Cuthbert, Prudhoe
St Agnes Church, Rothbury
St Patrick, Ryhope
St Bede, Sacriston
St Mary Magdalen, Seaham Harbour
St Aidan, Seahouses
St John Fisher, Sedgefield
St Joseph, Shildon
Our Lady Of The Rosary, Shotley Bridge
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Shotton
St Leonard, Silksworth
St Mary, Stanley
St Mary, Sunderland
St Anne, Pennywell
St Benet, Monkwearmouth
St Cecilia And St Patrick, Ryhope Road
St Hilda, Southwick
The Holy Family, Grindon
Holy Rosary, Farringdon
Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Springwell Road
St Joseph, Millfield
The Sacred Heart And St. John Bosco, Hylton Castle Estate
St Joseph, Stanley
Ss. Mary And Thomas Aquinas, Blaydon
St Mary, Stockton-On-Tees
St Bede`s, Stockton-On-Tees
St Cuthbert, Stockton-On-Tees
Parish of St Joseph, Stockton-On-Tees
English Martyrs And Ss. Peter And Paul, Stockton-On-Tees
St Patrick, Stockton-On-Tees
St Bede, South Shields
St Gregory, South Shields
Holy Rosary, South Shields
St Oswald, South Shields
Ss. Peter And Paul, South Shields
The Sacred Heart, Boldon
St Vincent, Whitburn
The Sacred Heart And English Martyrs, Thornley
St Cuthbert, Throckley
All Saints, Morpeth
St Josephs, Tow Law, Bishop Auckland
St William, Trimdon
St Charles, Tudhoe
Our Lady & St. Oswin, Tynemouth
St Joseph, Ushaw Moor
Our Lady And St. Columba, Wallsend
St Bernadette, Wallsend
Our Lady And St. Aidan, Wallsend
Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Washington
St Bede, Washington
St John Boste, Washington
St John Vianney, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Mark, Westerhope
Immaculate Heart Of Mary, West Monkseaton
St Mary, Whickham
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Whitley Bay
Our Lady Immaculate, Alnwick
St Joseph, Widdrington
Our Lady And St. Thomas, Willington
The Sacred Heart, Ferryhill
St Anne, Winlaton
St Thomas Of Canterbury, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland
St Ninian, Wooler
St Francis Xavier, Cheeseburn Grange
St Mary`s, Forest Hill
St John of Beverley, Haydon Bridge
St Aidan, Holy Island
Newcastle Deaf Centre (Our Lady of Lourdes), Newcastle upon Tyne
St John the Evangelist, BILLINGHAM
Passionist Monastery, CONSETT
St Dominic`s Priory, Newcastle Upon Tyne
St Marys Cathedral, Newcastle Upon Tyne
St George`s, Newcastle
St Bede`s, Newcastle Upon Tyne
St Paul, Alnwick
The Sacred Heart And St. Cuthbert, Amble, Morpeth
St Teresa, Annfield Plain, Stanley
St John The Baptist, Cramlington
St Aidan, Ashington
Our Lady And St. Edmund, Backworth
St Mary, Barnard Castle
St Bede, Bedlington
St Oswald, Bellingham, Hexham
St George, Bell`s Close
St Aidan, Benton
Our Lady And St. Cuthbert, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
St John The Evangelist, Billingham-On-Tees
St Thomas Of Canterbury, Billingham-On-Tees
St Joseph`s, Billingham-On-Tees
St Joseph, Birtley
St Wilfrid, Bishop Auckland
St Mary, Bishop Auckland
St Joseph, Blackhall, Hartlepool
Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Blackhill, Consett
St Joseph, Blaydon-On-Tyne
Our Lady And St. Wilfrid, Blyth
Our Blessed Lady And St. Joseph, Brooms
St Francis Xavier, Cheeseburn Grange
St Cuthbert, Chester-Le-Street
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Chopwell
St Patrick, Consett
St Pius X, Consett
St Andrew`s Parish Church, Corbridge
St Joseph, Coundon, Bishop Auckland
St Cuthbert, Cowpen; Blyth
Ss. Joseph, Patrick and Cuthbert, Coxhoe
St Paul, Cramlington
St Agnes, Crawcrook
Our Lady Immaculate And St Cuthbert, Crook
St Herbert, Croxdale
St Mary, Cullercoats
St Augustine, Darlington
Holy Family RC Church, Darlington
St Teresa, Darlington
St Thomas Aquinas, Darlington
Ss. William And Francis De Sales, Darlington
St Anne, Darlington
St Patrick, Dipton, Stanley
St Philip Neri, Dunston
St Cuthbert, Durham
Our Lady Of Mercy And St. Godric, Durham
St Bede, Durham
St Joseph, Durham
St Mary, Easington Lane; Houghton-Le-Spring
St Michael, Esh Laude
St Joseph, Langley Park
St Patrick, Felling
St Augustine, Felling; Gateshead
All Saints, Ferryhill
St Mary`s, Newcastle
St Osmund, Gainford
St Joseph, Gateshead
Corpus Christi, Gateshead
The Holy Rosary Parish Centre, The Teams
Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Lobley Hill
St Wilfrid, Sunderland Road
St Anne, Gateshead
Our Lady Of The Annunciation, Millway, Gateshead
St Peter, Gateshead
St Oswald, Wrekenton
St Charles, Gosforth
St Wilfrid, Haltwhistle
St Joseph, Hartlepool
The Immaculate Conception (St Mary), Hartlepool
St Patrick, Hartlepool
St Teresa, Hartlepool
St John Of Beverley, Haydon Bridge
St Aloysius, Hebburn
St James, Hebburn
St Mary, Hexham
St Joseph, Highfield
St Aidan, Holy Island
Our Lady Star Of The Sea, Peterlee
St Michael, Houghton-Le-Spring
Ss. Peter And Paul, Hutton House
St Bede, Jarrow
St Matthew, Jarrow
St Mary, Jarrow
St Joseph, Jarrow
All Saints, Lanchester
St Patrick, Langley Moor
Ss. Peter And Paul, Longbenton
The Metrocentre Chapel, Metro Centre
St Aidan`s Chapel, Middleton In Teesdale
St Elizabeth, Consett
St Robert Of Newminster, Morpeth
St Joseph, Murton; Seaham
St Mary, Newbiggin-By-Sea

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About Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

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Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia