Welcome to our parish website. We hope you find the contents here helpful whether you are a parishioner or a visitor.      If you have an enquiry please either email the Parish Office stmarysphilip@aol.co.uk or call 0191 460 4274. The Parish Secretary, Julie Hindmarsh, can be contacted by email  stmarysphilip@aol.co.uk  or by telephone 07891 162205 during office hours Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm.

6/7/20 Immaculate Heart of Mary Church will be open for Individual Prayer this Tuesday 7 July,  5.00pm – 7.00pm and Saturday 11 July, 10.00am – 12 noon. You are very welcome to come and pray during these times – please follow  the guidance of the stewards whilst you are in church.

5/7/20 Fourteenth Sunday of the Year (A) – Sunday Morning Mass is available from our YouTube Channel  –  to view, please click here

N.B. Until further notice, the obligation for the faithful to attend Mass on a Sunday or Holyday of Obligation and to  fulfil Easter Duties is suspended.

Weekday Readings at Mass w/b 6 July – Ordinary Time Week 14 Year 2

For this week’s Newsletter – please click here

For this week’s Fun Activities please click here

30/06/20  RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  A message from Fr Peter:    As I’m sure you know, the gradual re-opening of churches for individual prayer is now underway across the diocese. Providing a safe and secure space for prayer and worship is our utmost priority at this time, and you could have a part to play in this.

You will be pleased to know that we are now making the necessary arrangements for the re-opening of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for individual prayer – planned opening times from Tuesday 7 July will be: Tuesdays 5.00pm – 7.00pm and Saturdays 10.00am – 12 noon. To ensure that we can do this in a safe and timely manner, we will require assistance from those of our parishioners who may be able to offer a little of their time to act as volunteer stewards at Immaculate Heart.

The Diocese has produced guidance for the re-opening of churches and full training will be given. Please note the following important information:

For more information please read page 3 of the diocesan handbook for the reopening of churches which includes links to HM Government guidance.

If you are interested in volunteering, please provide your full name and contact details either by email to  stmarysphilip@aol.co.uk or telephone Katie Wilkinson on 07837 386760 or the Parish Office during office hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm) on 0191 460 4274. Thank you.


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