Our Church Our Lady & St.Cuthbert's RC Church
Church Hill
County Durham DL15 9DN
Tel: 01388 762724
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

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 olsc.cemetery@gmail.com 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.

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Read all about The Parish Centre , in the St. Cuthbert's Centre page which tells you about how it was established in 2010, together with some photographs of the opening and details of hire charges. Our tenants, Jack Drum Arts, have several online events in February. Please see all details on the St. Cuthbert's Centre page.

OPENING OF CHURCHES: Please see Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle for full details of services being held in Churches which are now open. Please also see the latest guidance from the Diocese about COVID-19 protocols.
CHARIS - Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service Our Diocesan CHARIS Team are inviting you all to our launch events to discover about CHARIS and also to ask how CHARIS can be used by the Diocese and parishes to further Pope Francis' vision of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Please read the attached CHARIS Letter giving details of how you can book a place at one of the events.

CAROL SINGING FOR EVERYONE at Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's Church, Crook on Friday 10th December 2021 at 7pm. Entrance is free of charge, but any donations received will be in aid of Marie Curie Care. Please see Poster attached for full details. Everyone is welcome.

Our Lady Immaculate & St Cuthbert's Church, Crook is open for public attendance at Mass every Sunday and Tuesday as shown below and will also be streamed for those at home. While the Church is not open on other days for public attendance at Mass, Father Nick will continue to stream Mass daily on Facebook which can be found on our Parish Facebook page, and also on our Parish YouTube channel on Our Lady Immaculate & St Cuthbert Crook.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please see times below of when Masses are being said in each Church.

MASS TIMES & MASS INTENTIONS for Week beginning 28th November 2021 (1st Sunday of Advent).
(Where it says Streamed Mass, it means it is Mass said privately and is preceded by Exposition at 9.30am)
Sunday 28th November 2021 (MASS IN TOW LAW CHURCH)
9.00am - Margaret Cook
Sunday 28th November 2021(MASS IN CROOK CHURCH (Also streamed))
10.30am Thomas Gardiner
Monday 29th November (Streamed Mass)
10.00am - The intentions of Rhona Bergin
Tuesday 30th November (MASS IN CROOK CHURCH (Also streamed))
10.00am - Joan le Patourel
Wednesday 1st December
Thursday 2nd December (Mass in Bl John Duckett School (Pupils/staff only))
10.00am - People of the Parishes
Friday 3rd December (Streamed Mass)
10.00am - Mike Tobin
Saturday 4th December(MASS IN WOLSINGHAM CHURCH)
5.30pm - Elsie Laws
Sunday 5th December(MASS IN TOW LAW CHURCH)
9.00am - Baby Indie Christine Waldron
Sunday 5th December (MASS IN CROOK CHURCH (Also streamed))
10.30am - Derek Shaw

Please pray for Betsy Wraith, Scarlett and Violet Morrison, who are to be baptised this weekend.

BULLETIN NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 28th November 2021 (1st Sunday of Advent). If you would like to read the bulletin on line, please click on Bulletin Notices, together with this week's Spiritual message from Fr Nick..
Please see attached Appeal re Pakistan Orphans if you can help.

There are links to websites where Mass can be heard
with live streaming from various churches throughout the country.


Our three churches in Crook, Tow Law and Wolsngham are now open for public attendance at Mass. The offertory collection can be resumed in church with baskets and pouches being handed round after the Offertory procession or can be handed into the Presbytery. Thank you. Would all those who normally give their offertory by cash, please consider making your offertory donation by standing order, as this is a safer way for donations to be banked.

Donations can be made or Standing orders can be set up for

  • the bank account of Our Lady & St Cuthbert, Crook with sort code 403418 Account no 02010348:
  • For the bank account of St Thomas of Canterbury, Wolsingham with sort code 403445, Account no 31148389:
  • For bank account of St Joseph, Tow Law sort code 403445 Account no 11138855.
  • Standing order forms can be found from the attached links above. Alternatively this can be set up with on-line banking. Thank you very much to all those who already are already helping in this way. Please pray for this pandemic to end as quickly as possible.

    Priest in Charge - Rev. Nick Jennings
    01388 762724
    Email address

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