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Inspired by the Risen Christ, we aim to be a Church where communities of faith flourish, members accept co-responsibility for the building of God’s Kingdom, enabling all to live life to the full.

Find out more about the work of our Vicariates, Departments and Services below.

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Vicariate for

Care of the Clergy

We promoting vocations for priests and deacons, the permanent and on-going formation of Priests and Diaconate, and the care of sick and retired Priests and Deacons.

Led by the Episcopal Vicar for Care of the Clergy, Fr Jeffrey Dodds

Vicariate for


Reflecting the social mission and core values of the Catholic Church through its programme of charitable support.

Led by the Episcopal Vicar for Caritas, Fr. Adrian Tuckwell


Chaplains are appointed by the Church and work beyond its walls in various parts of lived society. From spiritual support in hospitals and prisons, to pastoral care in our workplaces and schools, chaplains exist to share God’s love with everyone.


The Department for Communications is calling on Catholics based in the Diocese to support our work by sharing your good news stories and events.

Faith & Mission

The Faith & Mission Vicariate exists for the dynamic growth and renewal of the Church through Partnerships and Parishes. At its heart is an umbrella service of different areas of faith and Mission development in the diocese.


The Department for Finance is responsible for the good stewardship of funds and assets of the Diocese including maximising and reporting income, and the planning and monitoring of expenditure for parishes, projects, and the Diocese as a whole.


There are approximately 56,000 children and young people in the 156 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. The Diocese consists of 136 first/infant/junior/primary schools and 20 secondary schools.

Health & Safety

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is passionate about protecting the health and safety of our Clergy, congregations and employees by creating safe and welcoming spaces.

Human Resources

The Department for Human Resources supports the Diocese to have great people, be a great place to work, and enable high performance.

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes is a significant event in our Diocesan Calendar. Each year, we take around 500 pilgrims to Lourdes, including Assisted Pilgrims who need our help to make the journey.

Property Management

The Department for Property Management assists in the care and maintenance of all Diocesan land and buildings by providing support to our parish communities and Diocesan schools.


The Diocesan Association of Religious was founded following the National Pastoral Congress in Liverpool in 1980, with the desire that religious in the diocese could continue to be inspired by the enthusiasm generated by the congress.


The Diocese is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Supported by and in compliance with the policies and procedures of the Catholic Standards Safeguarding Agency (CSSA), we are striving towards a culture of safeguarding where all are safe from harm and abuse and where everyone is encouraged and enabled to enjoy the fullness of life In Jesus Christ through the prayerful, nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic Community, both individually and collectively.‍


From the very beginning of the Church’s life, disputes arose among her members. Throughout the Church’s history, then, the various ways in which disputes were in fact resolved gave birth to procedures which were incorporated into what is known today as “Canon Law”.