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.

Education and Formation Mass - Monday 2 July 2018

On Monday 2 July 2018 the Diocesan Education and Formation Mass took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle celebrated by Bishop Séamus Cunningham.

This occasion celebrates Diocesan faithfulness to the Church's educational and formational mission and the commitment of all who contribute to this in any way. The focus of the Mass was to give thanks for the work of those who have made a specific contribution to education or formation.

The full album is available to view through our Flickr gallery.


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