Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady and St  Philip Neri Website which we hope you find 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 telephone 0191 460 4274. 

The Parish Secretary, Julie Hindmarsh, will be in the Parish Office at Immaculate Heart Presbytery this week on Tuesday & Friday between 10am – 2pm. She can also be contacted Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm by email  stmarysphilip@aol.co.uk or by telephone 0191 460 4274/07891 162205.

PARISH NEWSLETTER The latest edition is available here


Saturday 5.30pm at St Philip Neri Church, Ellison Road, Dunston NE8 2QU

Sunday 9.00am at St Mary’s Church, Dockendale Lane, Whickham NE16 4EN

Sunday 10.30am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Malvern Gardens, Lobley Hill NE11 9LL

Weekday Masses this week are as advertised in the Parish Newsletter

RETURNING TO MASS AT PENTECOST An invitation from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to ‘Return to Mass at Pentecost’ was approved by the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops’ Conference on Friday 6 May 2022.

THE DIOCESAN SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSAL SYNOD published on 23 May 2022 can be viewed here

UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL If you would like to donate to CAFOD’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (part of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal), you can do so online at www.cafod.org.uk/Ukraine

OUTREACH HOUSING GATESHEAD Donations via the Diocesan Website can be made here

Current Diocesan COVID-19 Controls for the safe use of our churches – arrangements for attending churches in our Parish are as follows:

  • If you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 you should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person
  • Stewards will continue for the time being
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be offered as you enter and leave church
  • Face coverings – those who wish to wear a face covering may do so during the celebration of Mass
  • Social Distancing – there is no requirement for social distancing but we should continue to be sensitive to the wishes of other people
  • Ventilation – it is still important to ventilate our buildings. This has the effect of diluting and dispersing viral particles
  • Holy Communion will continue to be distributed  under one kind
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – see times on the front page of the Newsletter
  • For the most recent guidance published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Government, please follow the link here







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