The parish has strong links with the local Catholic schools. The local primary schools are St Wilfrid’s in Murphy Crescent and St Chad’s at Witton Park; the secondary school is St John’s on Woodhouse Lane.
- St Wilfrid’s R.C.V.A. Primary School
- St Chad’s R.C.V.A. Primary School
- St John’s School & Sixth Form College
Services can be held in the community. A Mass is held in St John’s School on a weekly basis during term time. For parishioners who are housebound or for those who are sick, Holy Communion can be brought out. Please contact Fr. Dennis or a Eucharistic Minister to arrange this. A lay chaplain serves the local hospitals providing regular visits.
Other Catholic Churches in the surrounding area include the following:
- Coundon – St Joseph
- Crook – Our Lady Immaculate and St Cuthbert
- Ferryhill – All Saints
- Newton Aycliffe – St Mary
- Shildon – St Thomas, Apostle
- Tow Law – St Josephs
- Tudhoe – St Charles
- Willington – Our Lady and St Thomas
- Windlestone – Sacred Heart
- Wolsingham – St Thomas of Canterbury
For further information or any questions about our involvement in the local community, please contact us.