Contacts

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee, number 7732977, Registered Charity number 1143450

Curial Office:
St. Vincent’s Diocesan Offices
St. Cuthbert’s House
West Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 7PY

Diocesan Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has overall accountability for the strategic direction of the Diocese, its Parishes, assets and liabilities. Members of the Diocesan Board of Directors are:

Right Reverend Bishop Robert Byrne CO – Chair
Reverend Father Peter Leighton V.G.
Reverend Father Jeff Dodds
Monsignor Andrew Faley
Reverend Father Colm Hayden
Reverend Father Simon Lerche
Reverend Father Adrian Tuckwell
Mrs Catherine Dyer CBE
Mr Matt Boyle OBE

Clergy and Pastoral Contacts

Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle:
Rt. Rev. Robert Byrne CO

Bishop’s House, 26 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4ES.
Tel: 0191 228 0003
Fax: 0191 274 0432

Bishop’s PA:
Mrs Paula Henley

Bishop’s House, 26 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4ES.
Tel: 0191 228 0003
Fax: 0191 274 0432
Email: paula.henley@rcdhn.org.uk

Vicar General:
Rev. Canon Peter Leighton VG

Email: vg@diocesehn.org.uk

Diocesan Chancellor:
Rev. Canon William Agley

Bishop’s House, 26 West Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 4ES.
Tel: 0191 228 0003
Fax: 0191 274 0432
Email: chancellor@rcdhn.org.uk

Diocesan Press Officer:
Mgr. Andrew Faley

Tel: 07971 875902
Email: pressofficer@rcdhn.org.uk

General Enquiries:

Email: office@rcdhn.org.uk

Episcopal Vicars

Cleveland and South Durham:
Rev. Mark Millward

English Martyrs and SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Redhill Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 9BY
Tel: (01642) 806469
Email: evsdurham@diocesehn.org.uk

Newcastle and North Tyneside:
Rev. Canon Simon Lerche

Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HH
Tel: (0191) 232 6953
Email: evnewcastle@diocesehn.org.uk

Northumberland:
Rev. Jeffrey J. Dodds

St. Mary’s, Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 2EB
Tel: (01434) 603119
Email: evnorthumberland@diocesehn.org.uk

South Tyneside and Gateshead:
Rev. Adrian Tuckwell

St. Anne’s, Half Fields Road, Winlaton NE21 5RW
Tel: (0191) 414 2654
Email: evsouthtyneside@diocesehn.org.uk

Sunderland and East Durham:
Rev. Colm Hayden

St. Joseph’s Church, Mill Lane, Durham DH1 2JG
Tel: (0191) 384 3810
Email: evsunderland@diocesehn.org.uk

Care of the Clergy:
Rev. Jeff Dodds

St. Mary’s, Hencotes, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 2EB
Tel: (01434) 603119
Email: evclergy@diocesehn.org.uk

Caritas:
Rev. Adrian Tuckwell

St. Anne’s, Half Fields Road, Winlaton NE21 5RW
Tel: (0191) 414 2654
Email: evcaritas@diocesehn.org.uk

Education:
Rev. Canon Simon Lerche

Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5HH
Tel: (0191) 232 6953
Email: eveducation@diocesehn.org.uk

Faith and Mission:
Mgr. Andrew Faley

St. Edward’s, Coquet Avenue. Whitley Bay NE26 1EE
Tel: (0191) 252 8021
Email: evfaithandmission@diocesehn.org.uk

Vicars for Religious

Diocesan Episcopal Vicar for Religious
Rev. Canon John Cooper

St. Cuthbert’s Church, Spring Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3NR.
Tel: (01642) 674321 Email: stockton.stcuthbert@rcdhn.org.uk

Bishop’s Advisor and Support for Religious
Sr. Mary Michael Lee

Oaklea Centre, Tunstall Road, Sunderland SR2 7JR
Tel: 0191 567 4653
Email: marymichael.lee7@googlemail.com

Moderator of Curia:
Rev. Canon Peter Leighton VG

Email: vg@diocesehn.org.uk

Operational Contacts

Matters concerning the operation of the Diocese are delegated from the Board of Directors to the Chief Operating Officer and her team.

Chief Operating Officer: Fiona Standfield

Deputy Chief Operating Officer: Jeff Ledger F.C.C.A.

Tel: 0191 243 3300
Email: financial.secretary@diocesehn.org.uk