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Under the guidance of Bishop Séamus Cunningham and the Diocesan Board of Trustees, the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has been on a five-year journey of prayer and reflection, of listening and sharing, and of discipleship and hope. This has resulted in the developing of 18 Partnerships of local parishes through which laity, religious and clergy are committed to building God’s Kingdom and to ensuring that there is a thriving and sustainable Catholic community for the future.
As we continue our journey together, it is important to re-establish a clear Vision and Mission for our Diocese to help us focus our talents, energies and prayers on the things that are most important. A Diocesan Strategy Group, working with the Diocesan Board of Trustees, has produced a Vision and Mission statement for the Diocese. The group has also drawn upon the expertise of people from across the Diocese to develop a set of Values and Behaviours. These have all been endorsed by Bishop Séamus and the Diocesan Trustees.