We are part of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Our bishop is the Right Reverend Robert Byrne. He was installed on 25 March 2019 in St Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
St Wilfrid’s, Bishop Auckland
Parish Youth Diary for September 2019 to July 2020 including Family Masses and the Parish Youth Council.
Our parish family is the Parish of St Mary’s and St Wilfrid’s, Bishop Auckland and our parish priest is Father Dennis Tindall.
Our students are very active in the local Parish. They are busy on the Parish Youth Council and take part in monthly Family Masses at St Wilfrid’s Church.
Parish Youth Council
A number of our children are on the Parish Youth Council and are involved in making decisions about what happens in our parish. The Council meets once every half term. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Parish Youth Council.
First Holy Communion
Usually, children in year 4 and above are invited to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Communion for the first time. We work in partnership, Church, Parents and School, to prepare the children for this special event in their lives.
About St Wilfrid’s Church
St Wilfrid’s was built in 1846 to serve the increasing Catholic population of Bishop Auckland as Irish immigrants came to provide labour for the new industries in the area. Before this, priests of the Jesuit order travelled from Durham to serve Catholics in Bishop Auckland. St Wilfrid’s was the main Catholic parish in the area for almost 100 years until two further Parishes were created in the area in the 1950s: St Mary’s and St Paulinus’.
St Wilfrid’s today aims to be a welcoming Christian community for all who come in contact with the parish. Mass is at 9.30 on Sunday morning.
More information about St Wilfrid’s can be found on the parish website.
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