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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

Parish Partnership

Our parishes are part of the recently formed Ovingham Parish Partnership, comprising:

  • St. Joseph, Blaydon-on-Tyne
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Chopwell
  • St. Agnes', Crawcrook
  • St. Joseph, Highfield
  • Our Lady and St Cuthbert, Prudhoe
  • Ss. Mary and Thomas Aquinas, Stella
  • St. Anne, Winlaton

The Dean of the Partnership is Fr Adrian Tuckwell      (0191 414 2654)


Our Parish Partnership is part of the South Tyneside and Gateshead Episcopal Area.

The Episcopal Vicar is Fr Peter Leighton.  (0191 460 4274)

Please click HERE for news of Partnership events.


Headlines from the latest Meeting

held on Tues 19th February.


1) Individual parishes may opt out of ideas put forward by the development group but this does not prevent the idea from going forward.

 2) After a review of all the suggestions which were made regarding the mission statement the following was agreed:-

A loving missionary community with Jesus at its heart, welcoming and valuing all as we celebrate our baptismal calling. 

3) Our schools are being asked to contribute to an Ovingham Partnership Prayer which will be distributed to parishioners on a prayer card along with the mission statement, logo and explanation of the logo during the Easter Season.

4) A number of the members will be attending two conferences hosted by the diocese that we may keep up to date with all that is happening with partnerships across the diocese.