Welcome to the website of
Our Lady Immaculate & Saint Cuthbert's Church
The Roman Catholic parish of Our Lady Immaculate & Saint Cuthbert
serves the town of Crook and the surrounding area. The parish
is part of the Diocese
of Hexham and Newcastle and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Its home is a beautiful church designed by Pugin and is close to the town centre.
Responsibility for the running of the parish lies with Reverend John Clohosey, who took over as parish priest from 8th September 2017. He is also responsible for running the parishes of St.Thomas of Canterbury, Wolsingham and St. Joseph's, Tow Law. From 2nd April 2020, Father Nick Jennings is acting as parish administrator for all three parishes.
The intention of this website is to share with you our beautiful Church in Crook and let you know what is going on by explaining to you all aspects of our parish life and the community around us. Included in "Our Church" page is a link to a brief history of Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's if you would like to read how and when the church was built.
Arrangements for serving Partnerships are being embedded into the everyday life of the Diocese, with a contact for the Partnerships in each of the Vicariates. In order to see how partnerships are expected to work within the Diocese, the document 'New arrangements for serving Partnerships' Partnership information will let you see all the relevant details. Our partnership is area E2 THE ESCOMB PARTNERSHIP. If you would like to see which churches are in our partnership, please click on Escomb
WEEKLY PARTNERSHIP NOTE
Please read this week's Weekly Escomb Partnership Note for Sunday 28th November 2021 (1st Sunday of Advent).
Also attached is Appeal from Fr Tindall re Northern Cross newspaper, who is grateful for those who have subscribed, but would appreciate more subscribers, either on line or by paper copies. Thank you.
AN INVITATION FROM POPE FRANCIS TO DISCERN IN THE POST PANDEMIC CHURCH. Please read details of the forthdoming Synod attached. The 'particular way' has been defined by the International Synod of Bishops due to take place in 2023. Here in our Diocese, the process for this will begin on 28th November 2021 with Bishop Robert celebrating Holy Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Synod depends on an open process with everyone having theright to discern, to listen to the Holy Spirit and to respond.
OUR LADY IMMACULATE & ST. CUTHBERT'S CEMETERY: if anyone would like information about existing graves in the cemetery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
GIFT AID SCHEME.
All the parishes under the care of our parish priest operates a gift aid scheme whereby donations made by taxpayers can be enhanced by an amount received from the government. Full details can be obtained for joining the scheme by clicking on the attached document Gift Aid.
The website is intended to be as informative as possible and everyone is encouraged to contact us with any suggestion which may be of help to our community.
We are particularly keen to hear from any former parishioners who are living out of the area and details of how to contact us are contained within the website.