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Parish News Page, other than that on the Bulletin.

This page is for longer term things, fundraising efforts, pictures from pilgrimages, prayer group info etc. Please speak to Rachel Parker if you would like something included on this page.

This is a developing area of the site and will be updated regularly, Towards the bottom of the page there is a live feed to the Parish Facebook page and below that The diosece Twitter feed.

The Season of lent

The season of Lent will soon be upon us. CAFOD have produced the following which you may like to watch. More information available here.

It’s also worth checking out the official Liturgy office’s website for general information, the Catholic calendar etc.

A helpful hand for families in need

We’ve just found out about a new ‘School Essentials’ grant scheme for residents of East Durham who are on a low income and struggling with the cost of school uniform.

The scheme provides a £100 grant per school aged child in the form of a supermarket/high-street voucher. There is an option to add an additional £30 voucher for a winter coat for each school aged child.

The grant is available to residents of East Durham who are experiencing substantial financial hardship. Individuals can’t apply for the grant themselves; they must come through a referral via one of a number of agencies.

The local agencies most relevant for Peterlee are:

Durham County Carers

Easington Community Mental Health Team

Edenhill People Centre

Health Works

Peterlee Family First Team

One Point Family Hub

Probation Service

GP Social Prescribers

Primary and Secondary Mental Health teams

Oakerside Community Centre

If you are in a household with school age children and experiencing substantial financial hardship and are already engaged with one of the agencies listed above, you can speak to them about a referral for the School Essentials Grant fund.

The grant is being administered by East Durham Trust but referrals should come through one of the agencies listed above.

Welcome Bishop Stephen Wright

Bishop Stephen Wright has been installed as the fifteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle at a Solemn Mass of Installation in the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle on Wednesday 19 July 2023. Read more

First Holy Communion 2023

Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion On Saturday 24th June. Fr. Neylan used his expertise, with Deacon Neil, to put on a lovely service and thanks to all involved in making today so special for the children.

We hope that you all had a wonderful day.

God bless you all. Please keep them and all our young people, in your prayers.

Listening Exercise as mentioned at Mass.

New Bishop for the Diocese

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Stephen Wright as the new Bishop of the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. He will be installed as Bishop next month.

A Prayer for our young people taking their SATS, GCSEs and A-Levels this Summer

Dear Lord,

As I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.

As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.


Please remember our Young People taking exams in your prayers over the coming weeks.

Canonical Investigation Report – Executive Summary

The Diocese welcomes the publication of the Executive Summary from the Canonical Investigation Report.

The Recent Pastoral letter from Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP

A message from our Holy Father, The Pope

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Our Lady of the Rosary, Peterlee and Our Lady Star of the Sea, Horden

Our Lady of the Rosary, Peterlee and Our Lady Star of the Sea, Horden

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