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.

Youth Friday Celebration

On Wednesday, February 7 representatives from our 156 diocesan schools gathered in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle to celebrate the work of the Youth Ministry Team. The theme of Youth Friday, ‘Yes! The Might One has done great things for me’ was further explored through liturgy, dance, music and witness. The Youth Ministry Team introduced themselves and shared their stories and experiences. There was an opportunity to reflect on how we can follow Mary’s example and say ‘yes’ to God. A powerpoint of photographs showed how schools had used Youth Friday to fundraise for the Youth Ministry Team and pupils were invited forward to hand their Youth Friday donations to Bishop Séamus.

The full album can be viewed through our gallery.


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2017-18 can be found here.

Come and See

Summer 2018 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk