Share the Journey – Peak Pilgrimage

Johnxxiiisharejourney1Twelve parishioners from St.John XXIII parish in Washington undertook the Peak Pilgrimage and recorded 369 miles for Share the Journey. The wonderful 40 mile walk took 5 days through the beautiful National Park in Derbyshire. It enabled the group to appreciate the gift of creation, the tranquil atmosphere and welcome of the local churches and to contemplate the situation of refugees.
 Well done to them!!

Share the Journey Walks in your area

ShareJourneyskernebridge2018These are the planned Share the Journey walks in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle during the next couple of weeks.  For more information regarding any of these please get in touch with the Volunteer Centre on

0191 384 4847.

Sunday 10 June Escomb Partnership, Bishop Auckland

Wednesday 13 June, St Oswald’s School, Wrekenton (1 Mile Circular)

Wednesday 20 June, St Bede’s Parish and School, Bedlington

Saturday 23 June, Parish of the Durham Martyrs, Durham

Sunday 24 June, Heavenfield Partnership

People are welcome to join-in with any of these walks

For further information please contact our Volunteer Centre

Share the Journey Pilgrimage to Holy Island

Saturday, 1 September.

  • Meet at the mainland side of the Causeway at 11.45am for our walk across the sands.
  • There will be a Liturgy in St Aidan’s Catholic Church 1.00pm using the same liturgy as the walkers.
  • Mass will held at 3.30pm in St Mary’s Priory Church and will be celebrated by Fr Chris Hughes.

Safe crossing times: 10.15am until 17.30

  • We need helpers! Can you give sometime to be a steward on the day helping to makes sure that those walking the causeway are kept safe? Please do get intouch to let us know if you can help.

Are you/ or do you know a musician, willing to help us celebrate our Mass? If so we would like to hear from you.

Please let us know if you intend to join us for our Pilgrimage. It really helps us if we have an idea of how many people are coming, particularly for health and safety reasons.

Celebrating Volunteers Week

From 4 to 8 June is Volunteers Week. To mark this we are opening our Volunteer Centre at Framwellgate Moor between 10.00am to 3.00pm on Monday 4 June. Why not pop along  for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. There’ll be volunteers and staff around that you can talk to. Maybe you can spare some time to volunteer with us. Come along on Monday 4 June to find out more.