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
  • Pauline Books & Media
  • St. Cuthbert’s Care
  • Ushaw Historic House, Chapel and Gardens.

Diocesan Policies

Data Policy and Resources

Access to Care Records

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle holds data in relation to several closed Catholic care homes including:

  • St. Peter’s Home/School for Roman Catholic Boys, Gainford,
  • St. Joseph’s Industrial School for Roman Catholic Girls, Darlington,
  • St. Mary’s Home/School, Tudhoe,
  • St. Vincent’s Industrial School for Roman Catholic Boys, Newcastle.

We also hold data in relation to the social work of the former Catholic Care North East and the Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Rescue Society.

To enquire about accessing your own data, information about a family member or if you are carrying out research, please contact us at data.protection@diocesehn.org.uk or on 0191 243 3317.

For enquiries about those who entered into care after 1982, please contact St. Cuthbert’s Care at enquiries@stcuthbertscare.org.uk or on 0191 228 0111.

Contact Us

Data Protection Lead

Jeff Ledger F.C.C.A.

Data Protection Support Manager

Catherine Joyce

Tel: 0191 243 3317