Jarrow Cluster of Catholic Churches


Often there are people who wonder about becoming a member of the Catholic Church as adults. It may be that they were brought up in another religion or with little or no faith background but now they wonder about being Roman Catholic.

We would be delighted to respond to any enquiries about learning more about what it means to be a Catholic.

We would first want to say that if you are happy in your own faith or religion and do not want to change then we absolutely respect your feelings. We believe that everyone has the right to pursue their own beliefs or have none – we believe God wants every person to be free to make their own choices in life. See more

How do I come back to Church?

It may be that in the past you regularly came to Church or went to a Catholic School but lost touch later on.

We are always very happy to welcome anyone who wants to come back to Church.

The door is always open to you and no matter how long it is that you have been away we would be delighted to see you again.

You might want to begin by speaking to a priest or it may be you would feel more comfortable simply joining us for Sunday Mass. See Mass times.



It is wonderful that you are thinking about celebrating your marriage in Church. Asking God for his blessing and guidance for you both is the best of ways to begin married life.

To begin arranging your marriage you need to meet with either Fr. Adrian Dixon, Fr. Saji Thottathil or Deacon Kevin Atkinson.

We run a special programme to help couples prepare for their Marriage

The minister will look at the ceremony with you to help you make choices for your Wedding Day.

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This is a special Sacrament for anyone who is suffering from a serious illness or from an infirmity due to old age.

We regularly celebrate the Sacrament as part of weekday Mass - often each month. Check newsletter for details.

If you or someone you know would like to receive Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick please contact us.

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First of all, especially if you have a new-born baby, - Congratulations!

We are delighted to welcome babies or children for Baptism. In the four parishes of Jarrow we follow the same approach.

To begin the process you need to contact Fr. Adrian Dixon, Fr Saji Thottathil or Deacon Kevin Atkinson.

The priest or deacon will arrange dates with you for the Baptism of your child and a short Welcome Ceremony that takes place during Sunday Mass. He will also tell you about a short course that parents attend in order to prepare for their child’s Baptism.
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