Vicariate for Faith & Mission

Welcome

At the service of the Bishop, in support of the people of the diocese, The Faith & Mission Vicariate exists for the dynamic growth and renewal of the Church through Partnerships and Parishes.

The Vicariate for Faith & Mission is an umbrella service of different areas of faith and Mission development in the diocese.

We facilitate growth and renewal through:

  • Providing a safe space for groups and teams to come and discern their future directions.
  • Empowering and equipping the laity through training, resources and vision.
  • Nurturing life-long formation.
  • Building ecclesial relationships and networks.
  • Enriching the Liturgical life of the Church.
  • We work with the guiding principles of:
  • Bringing unity through the Holy Spirit.
  • Offering sustained support.
  • Promoting collaboration as a key principle as Church.
  • Ensuring listening and reflection underpin our work.
  • Being good stewards of time and talent.
  • Empowering the Baptised to discover their calling.
  • Innovating practice to help discover the ‘something new’ that God always offers

Called to Serve

The Faith & Mission Vicariate exists to help people deepen their faith and to discern their Mission, offering discernment programmes for this.

We take seriously the vision of Church from Pope Francis that we all need to formed in the ‘art of accompaniment’. We are here to walk alongside and journey with those who are seeking to get close to Christ and to live a faith-filled life.

The Church is filled with the baptised who have been chosen by God to serve. Many of our parishes are enriched by the ministry of these faithful people.

As a principle the Vicariate for Faith & Mission wants to support and enhance the ministry carried out locally.

One of the ways to develop local ministry is by networking those involved in certain fields. Here there is an opportunity to share good practice and resources. Through mutual listening there is also the opportunity to build up confidence and to design training and resources where people feel there are gaps.

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Matthew 28:19

Vicariate for Faith & Mission

Living the Faith

News from the Vicariate

Vicariate Events

Contact us

How to contact the Vicariate for Faith & Mission:

Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk

Tel: 0191 243 3316 (office*) or 07375 934713 (mobile)

*Your call may be automatically diverted to the mobile number.

Admin office hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

Vicariate contacts

Episcopal Vicar
Monsignor Andrew Faley
Email: evfaithandmission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Vicariate Coordinator
Co-ordinator: Amy Cameron
Email: amy.cameron@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Vicariate Administration Team
(also providing support for Vicariate for Caritas and Vicariate for Care for the Clergy)
Senior Administrator: Mark Hindmarsh
Administrators: Amy McDonagh and Emma Wynne
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Vicariate leads

Adult Formation
Co-ordinator(s): Fr Sean Hall
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Association of the Eucharist
Co-ordinator(s): Marileine Ollerenshaw (Volunteer), Moira Potts (Volunteer)
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Catechesis and Family
Co-ordinator(s): Deacon Martin Bell
Email: catechesis@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 07702 952152

Catechesis: New to the Faith (RCIA)
Co-ordinator(s): Fr Adrian Dixon, Deacon Martin Bell
Email: journeyinfaith@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 07702 952152

Charismatic Renewal (CHARIS/CDSC)
Co-ordinator(s): Fr Shaun O’Neill, John Wheeler (Volunteer)
Email: charis@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Dialogue & Unity
Ecumenical Co-ordinator(s): Fr Anthony Currer
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316
Interreligious Relations Co-ordinator(s): Fr A Mariadass Pagyasamy, Carol Cassidy (Volunteer)
Email: interreligious.relations@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Diocesan Church Music Association (DCMA)
Co-ordinator(s): Alison McLean (Volunteer)
Email: dcma@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Emmaus Bereavement Listening Service
Co-ordinator(s): Chris Smith (Volunteer)
Email: bereavement@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 07732 980740

Evangelisation
Co-ordinator(s): Awaiting Appointment
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Evangelisation – Sycamore
Co-ordinator(s): Mike Weetman (Volunteer)
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Healing Ministry
Co-ordinator(s): Fr Kevin Dixon
Email: healing@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Liturgy / Lay Liturgical Ministry and Prayer
Co-ordinator(s): Fr Adrian Dixon, Angela Joyce (Volunteer)
Email: liturgy.formation@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Marriage Preparation / Marriage Care
Co-ordinator(s): Deacon Rob Wareing
Email: marriage@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Spiritual Direction / Accompaniment
Co-ordinator(s): Sr Sheila McNamara
Email: spiritual.direction@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316

Writing (Liturgy)
Co-ordinator(s): Frederique Gill
Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 0191 243 3316