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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

Welcome to our website

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, Father Alan MacKnight, Tracey Loughran, Catherine Harrison,  Sienna Jane McNestry, Andy Driver,  Terry Meadows and Deacon Derek Gallagher.    


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jane Knight-Evans of Rowlands Gill who died  recently.  This will be celebrated in St Barnabas, Rowlands Gill on Tuesday 12 March at 12.30pm, followed by interment in Hookergate Cemetery. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.


RIP Fr John McElhone: Please pray for Fr John, retired in Warkworth, Northumberland, who was taken into Cramlington hospital critically ill earlier this last week and who died on
Wednesday. May he rest in the Peace of Our Risen Lord.

RIP Fr Mark Whelehan CP: The beloved Priest of Minsteracres, living in our midst since my Ordination, died last week in the 70th Year of his Priesthood. We prayerfully offer our support to his personal and Passionist Community Family, his huge circle of friends, young and older people of many generations whom he has inspired in the warmth of his unfailing welcome, gentle hum.

Cycle of Prayer

During this season of Lent, we pray especially for:


Candidates for the Sacraments especially on the Sundays of Lent
The Needy and Hungry of the World especially on Lent Fast Day (Friday 23 February)
Women's World Day of Prayer (1st Friday in March)
Survivors of Sexual Abuse especially on Friday of 5th Week of Lent 

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.



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'

Lent is a time for reflecting and taking stock. As we prepare ourselves for the resurrection of Christ, it is a natural precursor to the new beginnings of Spring. It is a time when we journey through a period of abstinence, seeking to avoid the temptations of all that may take us away from God. 


Click HERE to visit our diocesan Lenten resource page.


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.