Welcome, and thank you for visiting St Mary of the Rosary online.

At this unprecedented time we hope to hope offer a friendly virtual congregation to which you

are most welcome.

Fr Sean Hall is Parish Priest for both St Mary's and our sister Church,  St. Aidan's in Benton. 

You can email him by clicking here or by telephoning (0191) 268 4222.

**NEW** Reopening of Churches  

Please click here for an update as of 26 June 2020 

The Vicariate for Faith & Mission

Ring a Prayer Resource - 0737 593 4713

Ring and leave your name and address and we will post you prayer resources out for free.
If you know someone this might apply to please pass on this information on our behalf.

Daily Updates

Fr Hall is posting everyday on Facebook and via this website, click here to view

Thinking About Becoming a Catholic?

Contact us via adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk  or on 0737 593 4713

We look forward to welcoming you.

Sunday Mass

Fr Hall will be live-streaming Mass on Sundays at 9.30am via our Facebook page 


You can watch a recording of this week's Mass by clicking here

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook - NE12Catholics 

A friendly group to maintain communications across the St Mary's and St Aidan's Parishes

NE12Catholics is a private Facebook page, please 'request to join the group' the first time

you click on the page. If you have any trouble accessing the page please contact us

Please Pray For

As we pray for all those affected by the impact of the coronavirus,

please remember in your prayers these people from our thoughts, hearts and community.  

Click here

Charitable Appeals /Donations

Please click here for details of charitable organisations who still need our support

in these difficult times.

Take a Moment...

Whatever time you normally attend Mass, why not stop whatever else you may be doing to

pray and reflect on the Gospel. Click here for text and reflection

No Public Mass 

As of Friday evening 20th March there will be no public celebration of Mass until further notice. 

Click here for more

I am always available to speak to on the telephone and if anyone comes to the door I would be

able to see you at the door at the required 2 meter social distancing.

Useful websites

St. Aidan's, Benton

Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Wednesday Word 

Virtual Children's Liturgy

Catholic Bishop's Conference

Center for Action and Contemplation



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