On Monday 25 March Bishop Robert Byrne’s Episcopal Installation will be celebrated in St Mary’s Cathedral. Here are some details about the events which will be taking place:
Sunday 24th March - 4.30 pm Solemn Vespers - all are welcome to attend.
Monday 25th March - 12 noon Episcopal Installation Mass - Entry by invitation only, you will not be admitted without a ticket.
Tuesday 26th March -- Diocesan schools will welcome Bishop Robert to the diocese - Entry by invitation only, you will not be admitted without a ticket.
Rt Rev Robert Byrne C.O.
Bishop-elect of Hexham and Newcastle
Bishop Robert Byrne has been elected the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle suceeding the Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham.
He is currently an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Born in Manchester in September 1956, Bishop Byrne entered Birmingham Oratory in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in January 1985.
In 1990, he was part of a group from Birmingham who moved to St Aloysius parish, Oxford, to found what was to become the Oxford Oratory in 1993. He served as Provost from 1993-2011.
In 2012, Fr Byrne was appointed Secretary to the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity having served as a prison chaplain for over 35 years.
Bishop Byrne was Ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham in St Chad's Cathedral on 13 May 2014.
Bishop Byrne succeeds The Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham, who has been Bishop of the Diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
BISHOP SEAMUS RETIREMENT MASS