The City Pastoral Region consists of the three parishes of St Benedict's, Inner Newcastle, Christ the King, Mayfield, and St Peter-in-Chains, Stockton. Sacred Heart Cathedral is located within St Benedict's Parish, and therefore within the City Pastoral Region.

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr Andrew Doohan, the Moderator of the City Pastoral Region, released a Pastoral Letter to the members of the City Pastoral Region outlining the challenges facing the parishes of the Region, and looking towards the future. A copy of the Pastoral Letter can be found below.

The Pastoral Letter marks the opening of a long process of conversation, consultation and discernment that will extend through until mid-2022, by when decisions will be made about the future directions of the City Pastoral Region and its three constituent parishes.

At the bottom of this page, below the copy of the Pastoral Letter, is a form by which parishioners and other interested parties can submit feedback and comments during the unfolding process of discernment. Please note: The form is sent to a dedicated email address that will allow all feedback and comments to be collated in one place, and is not designed for questions that require an immediate answer.

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