Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education

News and Updates

Year of Mary

The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. Consequently we have decided to continue our ‘Year of …’ plans with a Year of Mary (primary - secondary) plan which can be found on the Year of Mary page.

Laudato Si’

Many of our schools have been exploring Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home’ This display from St. Cuthbert’s Primary School, Chester-le-Street was part of their ‘Healthy Week’ work which focused on keeping our world healthy. Schools are invited to send us photos of their work on the encyclical and their call to stewardship of God’s creation.

Course Booking

If you would like to book on any courses, please do so through the online booking system.

Photo Galleries

Come and explore the latest additions to the photo gallery.

New School Chaplains Inducted

Four new school chaplains were inducted by Fr. Michael McCoy during a Mass for chaplains at St. Hilda's Diocesan Resource Centre.

Pictured left to right are: Jane Collard-Gentle from St. Joseph’s, Norton; Kevin Sibby from St. Aidan’s, Sunderland; Fr Michael McCoy; Danielle Storey from St. Wilfrid’s, South Shields and Sinead Ricceri O'Neill from St. Joseph’s, Norton.


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2018-19 can be found here.

Come and See

Autumn 2018 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk