The Diocese

About Us

Discover more about our Vision, Mission and Values that help us focus our talents, energies and prayers on the things that are most important for our Diocese and the Objectives that drive them.

Learn more about our Cathedral Church of St. Mary, it’s history, architecture and Canons of the Cathedral Chapter.

Read about our Diocesan Patrons; Our Blessed Lady Immaculate and St. Cuthbert. Discover when we celebrate the Feast or Memorial Days of our Northern Saints and learn more about our Diocesan Martyrs.

Our Partners

There are a number of Groups and Partner Organisations within our Diocese that help cater for a variety of needs. Read and discover more about them and find out how they can support your Learning, Pastoral and Social Care needs.

On this page you will find links to the following:

  • Pastoral Care for Deaf People
  • Centre for Catholic Studies
  • Minsteracres Retreat Centre
  • National Board of Catholic Women
  • North East Catholic History Society
  • Pauline Books & Media
  • St Cuthbert’s Care
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)
  • Stella Maris (formerly Apostleship of the Sea)
  • The Newman Association
  • Ushaw Historic House, Chapel and Gardens.

Diocesan Policies

Data Protection

The Diocese is committed to ensuring that Personal Data is properly and securely managed in accordance with the relevant data protection laws and believes this is an important part of achieving trust and confidence between the Diocese and those with whom it interacts.

All Diocesan services, vicariates, parishes, departments and agencies store, collect, use and process personal information about the people they interact with for a variety of purposes. This can include information about trustees, officers, parishioners, volunteers, clergy, religious, employees, contractors, suppliers and other third parties. The Diocese must therefore comply with laws that govern the way data is processed.

Find out more about:

  • Data Protection and GDPR
  • Diocesan Privacy Notice
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Parish Support
  • Access to Care Records
  • FAQ’s
  • Contacting Us