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 1st September 2017. He is also responsible for running the parishes of St.Thomas of Canterbury, Wolsingham and St. Joseph's, Tow Law.
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.
Following the announcement in February 2017 of the 18 new partnerships across the Diocese we are now able to provide more details about how these partnerships are working. The document 'Partnership Matters sets out a vision of what a Partnership could be. Please see the link to the Diocesan project Partnership Matters 9th Edition to read about the latest update. 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 10th February 2019 (5th Sunday of the Year).
Latest News from the Diocese: BISHOP ROBERT BYRNE has been appointed to succeed Bishop Seamus Cunningham as the 14th Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. He will be installed during Mass in St Mary's Cathedral on 25 March, Feast of the Annunciation. If you would like to read all the details of his appointment, please see The Special Announcement
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.