December sees the 300th edition of the Hallam News.
The Diocese was formed on 30 May, 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham and consisting of the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the District of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
Bishop Gerald Moverley, first Bishop of Hallam, wrote in the first edition of the Hallam News in October, 1989, “The Hallam News is intended to serve the people of the Diocese of Hallam. It is YOUR paper, wherever you live, and I hope that it will be a channel of communication which is used regularly.”
Bishop Gerald Moverley, Archbishop Luigi Barbarito and Mgr Peter Moran at the opening of the Hallam Pastoral Centre in Sheffield on 27 June, 1990.
The Most Rev Patrick Kelly with Bishop John Rawsthorne on the day of his installation as second Bishop of Hallam.
The most recently built church in the Diocese, St Vincent’s, Crookes, Sheffield, formally dedicated on 21 May, 2001.
The first Diocesan InReality Team, September, 2008.
There are three joint Catholic and Church of England Schools in the Diocese, St Joseph’s, Staveley, Emmaus in Sheffield and the most recent, Holy Trinity, Barnsley opened in 2012. Pictured below are the Technology Rooms at Holy Trinity during the construction of the school.