Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year

Thank you for your incredible support throughout the year, I look forward to making more of an impact alongside you in 2023.

The church relies on people getting involved. Our church, our world needs you. Could your New Year’s resolution be getting more involved in the life of our church? What aspects of church brings you life or joy? Could you give a bit of time to help those parts flourish?

CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, are looking for people to give some time and join them in their mission. Could you help in your parish, bringing people together to help build a better world or by visiting local schools? Or raise a voice and campaign for justice or perhaps speak for CAFOD throughout the Diocese? Could you support local volunteers or share your office skills to help CAFOD keep costs low? Training and support is provided. See for more information or get in touch with

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best this New Year!


Mark Maughan
CAFOD Community Participation Coordinator
Hexham & Newcastle Diocese
Mob: 07779 804243