Hexham and Newcastle Diocese - Diocesan Department for Education

Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Department for Education


News and Updates

New School Lay Chaplains

On Friday 14 October Bishop Seamus formally inducted two new school lay chaplains. Craig Austin is chaplain at St Aidan's Catholic Academy in Sunderland and Amy Sewell is chaplain to five Catholic primary schools in North Tyneside.

Year of Mercy

The Diocesan Department for Education have sent resources for the Year of Mercy to all schools. More will be added each month. See resources.

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage Booklet

Bishop Seamus is keen for as many children and young people as possible to visit the Cathedral during this holy year. A booklet has been written for primary and secondary schools to use during a Year of Mercy pilgrimage to St Mary’s Cathedral. These can be ordered using the primary and secondary order forms.

Course Booking

If you would like to book on any courses, please do so through the online booking system.

Photo Galleries

Come and explore the latest additions to the photo gallery.

Spirited Arts Competition 2016

As part of our Year of Mercy celebrations we invited our Diocesan primary schools to take part in a Spirited Arts Competition on the theme of Mercy.

We had an excellent response with very high quality entries in all categories of art, poetry, dance and song, reflecting the excellent work and activities taking place in our diocesan schools during the Year of Mercy.

The successful art entries can be viewed in our gallery and a full list of winners can be found here.


Information on all courses and the Continuing Professional Development and Formation Handbook for 2016-17 can be found here.

Come and See

Autumn 2016 Planning and Resources are now available.

See also: www.comeandseere.co.uk