Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education


News and Updates

Year of Oscar Romero

To commemorate the centenary year of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, the Diocesan Department for Education is producing monthly resources for schools. Resources include background information and suggestions of how to celebrate the year in school, a Year of Oscar Romero Plan and a Romero prayer bag which can be found on the Year of Oscar Romero web page.

Youth Friday Celebration 2017

On 1 February, representatives from our Diocesan schools gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral for a special celebration of youth ministry in our Diocese incorporating liturgy, music, dance and mime.

A selection of photos from the event can be viewed in our gallery.

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.

English Martyrs' Oscar Romero Day

English Martyrs RC Primary School in Fenham held an Oscar Romero day. They also supported UNICEF by wearing blue jeans and donating £1.00. At the end of the day the contributions led to a final donation of £300.00 for this charity. Sumin Benny from year six wrote, ‘Oscar Romero has really affected my life by the way he tried to save the freedom of the people who were poor in El Salvador and how he stood up for them.’

We would love to see how your school has been celebrating the Year of Oscar Romero. Please send us information and pictures of your activities and displays for our website and gallery.


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2016-17 can be found here.

Come and See

Spring 2017 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk