Hexham and Newcastle

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle covers a large part of the North East of England including the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and the part of Cleveland north of the River Tees.

Here you can read a short biography of the retiring Bishop the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham and the bishop-elect the Right Reverend Robert Byrne CO find out more about the Pugin-designed St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne.

You can also visit the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle's website.


Byrne, Robert

Rt Rev Robert Byrne is the Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Born in Manchester in September 1956, Bishop Byrne entered Birmingham Oratory...Read more


Cunningham, Seamus

The Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham is the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, in 1942, Bishop Cunningham was ordained to...Read more

Mother Church


The Cathedral Church of St Mary is a Catholic cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the mother church of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and seat of...Read more

Hexham and Newcastle

Contact the Diocese

Bishop's House, 800 West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2BJ

0191 228 0003