Forward Together In Hope

tree1Forward Together in Hope is a three-year journey of renewal across the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. It is about all of us working together to explore and discern God’s will for our diocese. Using information held centrally by the diocese and carrying out a thorough self-assessment, each worshipping community will look in detail at how best it can flourish into the future.
A key strength of the approach is that it will take place in the same way across the whole of the diocese. The entire process will be firmly rooted in prayer and a real openness to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Resources will be provided to help worshipping communities to reflect prayerfully on the future challenges and opportunities.
Fr Jim is now heading up the work of the project and is supported by Tony Sacco, Diocesan Development Officer.

The success of Forward Together in Hope depends on all of us playing our part and thinking beyond existing boundaries. Please respond to this invitation to join the journey of renewal for our diocese by praying and offering of your skills and talents.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is fully engaging with this process working together closely with the parishes of St. Anne’s, Winlaton and St. Joseph’s, Blaydon as well as other Catholic primary schools in the St. Thomas More cluster.

We will keep parents, carers and all in our wider community informed through this page.

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If you are interested in finding out more, follow the link below.

RCDHN Forward Together In Hope

Further Reflections

This video is from a DVD that was sent into parishes in October 2015. It contains 3 questions and responses and concludes with a brief reflection from Bishop Séamus on prayer in our lives in a changing Church. It introduces some of the issues lying behind the...

The Prayer

The Diocese has written a prayer to support the process of Forward Together In Hope. Glory be to the Father – in whom we live and move and have our being. Glory be to the Son – whose name we bear and who calls each of us to be his disciples; to build his Kingdom and...

Individual Questionnaire

The Catholic Church in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is seeking your views – and asking you to ask as many other people as you can to do the same. As part of Forward Together in Hope the Diocese has developed a short on-line questionnaire that provides the...

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