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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

Join us in prayer

For all who are sick or housebound, including: 

 Chloe Anna Cant, Aaron Armstrong, Patrick John Lawrence, Kathleen Diamond, Ruth MacCaughey, Mia Slowie, Doreen Hodgson, Simon Burns, Valeria Coleman, Brian McNally, David Patton, Margaret Brickland, Joseph Jarvie, Jenny Burns, Pat Butler, Jean Walls, Betty Conway, Louis Cresci, Fr Alan MacKnight, Tracey Loughran, Catherine Harrison, baby Sienna Jane McNestry, Andy Driver, Terry Meadows and Bill Connor.


Please keep in your prayers Bernard Kevin Gogarty who died recently; his Requiem Mass will be celebrated by his brother-in-law, Fr Dennis Tindall, in OLL, Chopwell on Wednesday, 29 May at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Mountsett at 11.45am. May they rest in peace.

Also, keep in your mind and prayers Fr Adrian Tuckwell who is going to be hors de combat until the end of June, following an operation on his foot. In the meantime, his fellow priests in the partnership will do all they can to help out.


Remember too Fr Cornelius O'Connor, Mgr Andrew Faley, Fr Chris Hughes, Fr John Skivington, Canon Michael Griffiths, Deacons Martin Bell, Jude Newton, and our own Derek Gallagher - all of whom are coping with unexpected illness at this time.

Cycle of Prayer

During this season of Ordinary Time (Summer), we pray especially for:


  • A Deeper Understanding between Christians and Jews
  • Those who suffer Persecution, Oppression, and Denial of Human Rights especially on St John Fisher and St Thomas More (22 June).
  • Europe especially of the feasts of St Benedict (11 July), St Bridget of Sweden (23 July), St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (9 August) who with St Cyril and St Methodius (14 February), and St Catherine of Siena (29 April) are Patrons of Europe.
  • Human Life especially on the Day for Life (3rd Sunday in June).
  • Seafarers especially on Sea Sunday (2nd Sunday in July).



In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year ‘Pilgrims of Hope‘, 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis.  The Holy Father has asked that 2024 be year of prayer, as a preparatory year for the Jubilee.  In preparation for the Jubilee, dioceses are invited to promote initiatives to remind people of the centrality of both individual prayer and community prayer.


Visit the Diocesan Year of Prayer 2024 webpage


produced by the diocesan Vicariate for Liturgy and Prayer, including liturgical resources and weekly reflections of the Sunday Gospel by Fr Sean Hall. Click on the image below.



Follow these links to images of the Blessed Sacrament exposed in our three churches for your private prayer:

 St Agnes'       St Joseph's @ St Barnabas'     Our Lady of Lourdes'

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:  Tuesday 9.30-10.00am at Our Lady of Lourdes.


Confessions:    Saturday after Mass, 10.30am at St Agnes', Crawcrook.