Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education


News and Updates

Year of Mercy

The Diocesan Department for Education have sent resources for the Year of Mercy to all schools. More will be added each month. See resources.

Schools may like to send home Year of Mercy Prayer Bags to include parents in our Mercy celebrations. Resources include explanatory notes and a leaflet to include in the bag, which enables children to share the story of the Good Samaritan and the monthly prayer focus with their parents.

Schools have been sending us pictures of their Year of Mercy activities. See these in our gallery

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Booklet

Bishop Seamus is keen for as many children and young people as possible to visit the Cathedral during this holy year. A booklet has been written for primary and secondary schools to use during a Year of Mercy pilgrimage to St Mary’s Cathedral. These can be ordered using the primary and secondary order forms.

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 20 June 2016

On Monday 20 June 2016 the Diocesan Education and Formation Mass took place at St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle with 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 gallery of the celebration can be accessed here.


Information on all courses are found in the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook.

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

Come and See

Summer 2016 Planning and Resources are now available.
See also:www.comeandseere.co.uk