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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

Reopening of St. Anne’s, Winlaton for Mass & Private Prayer

St Anne’s will be open for Masses from Saturday 11th July.

A telephone booking system is in place to make access to Mass fair and we would encourage you to be thoughtful of others when asking for places at Mass. Please only call during the hours of 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. A parishioner has kindly volunteered to do this for us so please be patient if you can’t get through immediately or if you have to leave a message.

We will continue the live streaming of Mass, Adoration and Rosary long into the future as many of you have appreciated this access to the services.

People living in the same house will be able to sit together. Everyone else will need to sit in the designated places.

The following Mass times are available for booking on 07377523393:

Saturday 11th July     10am
Sunday 12th July        10am
Monday 13th July        7pm
Friday 17th July           9am
Saturday 18th July      6pm
Sunday 19th July       10am

If you are able to attend during the week please leave weekend Masses for those working or unable to attend at other times.  There is still no Sunday obligation at this time.

We owe a great deal to those who are volunteering to open our church and to keep it clean and safe. Thank you so much.

St. Anne’s is also open for personal prayer at the following times:

Thursday 2nd July      11am-1pm
Friday 3rd                       3pm-5pm
Saturday 4th                11am-1pm
Sunday 5th                    3.30pm-5.30pm
Monday 6th                 10am-12noon
Tuesday 7th                 11am-1pm
Wednesday 8th             6pm-8pm
Thursday 9th               11am-1pm
Friday 10th                     3pm-5pm

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a steward, asked to sanitise your hands and given instructions about the permitted routes, one-way system, seating and social distancing. Please note toilet facilities are closed. (Click HERE for diocesan handbook).  

Come and enjoy the peace our church offers. Everyone welcome. Further dates and times will be announced.

Planning for a phased reopening of the other churches across the Partnership has commenced, subject to risk assessment and under strict guidance from the diocese. Volunteers for stewarding and cleaning are needed urgently. We understand that some people are unable to help in practical ways due to certain restrictions. We wish everyone a safe return.


Fr Adrian Tuckwell (Episcopal Vicar and Partnership Dean -  resident at Winlaton)    0191 414 2654

Fr John James (resident at Crawcook) 0191 413 2766

Fr Jonathan Rose (resident at Stella)  0191 413 2749

Fr Michael Whalen (resident at Prudhoe) 01661 832298

Deacon Derek Gallagher   01207 561445 


In need of help and support? Relationship support? Domestic abuse? Dealing with bereavement? Need to talk?
Dedicated counsellors and listeners are available at the Cathedral Listening Service on 0191 232 6953 and on the Northumberland Listening Service on 07732 980740.
MarriageCare provides a counselling service for couples or individuals experiencing difficulties in their relationship which one or both find challenging and problematic.

Please click HERE for other services available.


Click on the links below to read documents and notes from recent meetings:

PPDG Minutes: 8th January 2020

Partnership Priorities 2020

Youth Ministry Meeting Notes - 3.11.19

Partnership Youth Update - March 2020

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We must comply with the advice/instructions from the UK Government and Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. Nevertheless, this needn’t prevent us from being a worshipping community. We offer new ways for us to come together as a “virtual” community, remaining in the real presence of Jesus Christ spiritually, until such time that we’re able to gather together again in person.  A Facebook group has been created where we are invited to keep in contact with each other as a faith community. Current members are offering support to one another, sharing useful resources such as prayers, messages of kindness and support, humour and videos. We have also linked to other parish community groups who are showing Mass and other services by a live video link so we’re able to “attend” Mass.

We invite you to join our Facebook group: Search for ‘Ovingham Partnership Catholic Community Group’ and send us a request to join.
Upon joining, we ask that you respect the rules of the group. We are a Christian faith group who are trying to support one another through difficult circumstances, remaining true to our Catholic faith. As with any social media, please consider safeguarding and privacy for yourself and others. Be sensitive to others and express any views with kindness and compassion. Do not post or share inappropriate content or political views, and take care not to divulge any personal or sensitive information. We welcome members to post prayers, acts of kindness, messages of hope and encouragement and any other content you may expect a Christian group to share. We offer our prayers for you and your loved ones and hope you may find some comfort, help and support from this resource in the coming weeks.


THE EVENT - January 2020


QUIZ NIGHT - 21st February 2020

Our Lady and St. Cuthbert’s (Prudhoe) parish hosted a Partnership Quiz Night in February. Around 12 teams competed in rounds about spelling, maths, historical politics, missing words, music, children’s characters and more. An enjoyable evening raising £140 for church funds.



BONKERS BINGO - 29th February 2020

Our Lady & St. Cuthbert’s Family and Youth Group organised their third Bonkers Bingo Community event which had a Rock theme. The children took to the stage to lead everyone with their audacious dance moves during games of Bingo. Lots of fun, great costumes, fabulous prizes and an amazing community spirit. Over £700 was raised by the event and they’re hoping to provide transport and take a group from their parish/school along to the Diocesan Festival in June, with more Bonkers Bingo.