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With One Voice

The Catholic Parishes of St Agnes’ Crawcrook, St Joseph’s Highfield and Our Lady of Lourdes Chopwell

Part of the Ovingham Parish Partnership in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Latest calendar Events

3rd Sunday of Lent24Mar2019

All weekend Masses as usual

Installation of Bishop Robert Byrne25Mar2019

@ St Mary's Cathedral

Entrance by ticket only. Feast of St Cuthbert

4th Sunday of Lent31Mar2019

Friends of St Agnes'02Apr2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm @ St Agnes' Church

All welcome.

Calendars page(s): calendar >>

Stations of the Cross during LENT:

  • Sundays @ Crawcrook and Rowlands Gill, 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays @ Chopwell, 6:00pm

Join us in prayer

Please remember the following in your prayers:

Frs. Tony Duffy, Richard Harriot, David Tanner, Ian Hoskins and Pat McKenna.


Please also pray for:

Chloe Anna Cant, Aaron Armstrong, Brian McNally, Ruth MacCaughey, Mia Slowie, Audrey Rafferty, Patrick John Lawrence,  Helena Elliott, Irene Gilhooly, George Gill, Monica Coleman, Terry Reay, Simon Burns, Julia Knight,  Doreen Hodgson, Tony Pfiffin,  Martin Bryce  David Patton, Wilf Crawley,  John Paul Dixon, Kathleen Diamond, Tom Hindmarsh,  Maureen McEwan and Sharon Karim.


We pray for Bishop-elect Robert Byrne as he prepares to begin his ministry in the diocese and for Bishop Seamus as he prepares for his retirement.


New Bishop appointed to Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne C.O. as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

Bishop Séamus has therefore been appointed as Apostolic Administrator, by Pope Francis, until Bishop Robert’s installation on 25th March 2019.

Please see full statement attached.