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Our Lady Of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church

Welcome to Our Lady of the Rosary

Peterlee was designated as a New Town in 1948 and building work began in the early 1950s, with major development continuing into the 1980s. As people set up home in Peterlee, the needs of Catholics were provided by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle establishing the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary in 1954.

Initially, Holy Mass was celebrated in the Parish Priest’s house, as there was no Church. As the congregation increased, and was still without a Church, Holy Masses were celebrated by the Parish Priest, Father John Burns, in the Community Hall on Eden Lane. Locally, this was known as the White House.

The first and current Church of Our Lady of the Rosary was built in 1966. At the time, this modern design by David Brown of Newcastle upon Tyne presented a striking state of the art place of worship that was large, light and airy. Even today, over 50 years later, this building is considered to be one of the most stunning in Peterlee.

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