A Diocesan Boundaries Committee was established by Bishop Robert Byrne to support the process of mapping parish boundaries across the Diocese. This led to a period of consultation with parishes, schools and the Council of Priests.
On 2 December 2022 a decree was issued for each parish in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, clearly establishing its boundaries. The new boundaries map can be viewed in digital format below.
In addition to the various canonical and pastoral reasons for having clear boundaries for each parish, the maps produced will assist our Diocesan schools with the implementation of their admission guidance and where necessary former parish boundaries are shown where a school admissions policy requires this.
View the map below or click here to view it full screen.