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 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

Please read this week's Weekly Escomb Partnership Note for Sunday 14th April 2019 (Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord).

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.

It also gives details of all forthcoming events together with the regular activities being held in the Centre (such as Pilates, Keep Fit, Choir Practice and Musitots etc.)

Services are held regularly during the week in all three Churches and times of Masses and Eucharistic services are listed below. If you need to know where the Churches are situated, please click on their names and this will take you to a map of their locations.

Services in Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's, Crook for week beginning Sunday 14th April 2019 (Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord)
10.30am - Mass
10.00am - Mass
10.00am - Eucharistic Service
10.00am - Mass
Holy Thursday
NO SERVICE - Being held in Tow Law at 7.00pm
Good Friday
 3.00pm - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Saturday - Easter Vigil
 5.30pm - Mass
Easter Sunday
NO SERVICE - See Tow Law and Wolsingham for times of Masses
Holy Days
As announced
Sacrament of Reconciliation
On request.
Services in St. Thomas, Wolsingham for week beginning Saturday 6th April 2019 (Vigil - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord)
 5.30pm - Mass
Good Friday
NO SERVICE - it is being held in Crook
Saturday (Easter Vigil)
NO SERVICE - it is being held in Crook
Easter Sunday
10.00am - Mass
Services in St. Joseph's, Tow Law for the week beginning Sunday 14TH April 2019 (Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord)
 9.00am - Mass
10.00am - Mass
Holy Thursday
  7.00pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday
NO SERVICE - please see Crook for time of service
Easter Sunday
 9.00am - Mass

BULLETIN NOTICES FOR Sunday 14th April 2019 (Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord) . If you would like to read the rest of the notices on line, please click on Bulletin Notices.

Please pray for Roger Kelly, who died recently. May he rest in peace.


  • Maundy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7.00pm in St. Joseph's, Tow Law
  • Maundy Thursday - Watching at Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's,Crook 9.00pm until Night Prayer at 9.45pm
  • Good Friday Christian Witness in the market place at Crook at 12noon.
  • Good Friday Liturgy at 3pm in Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's, Crook
  • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 5.30pm in Our Lady Immaculate & St. Cuthbert's, Crook
  • Easter Sunday Mass will be at 9.00am at St. Joseph's, Tow Law and 10.00am at St Thomas of Canterbury, Wolsingham
    Rev.John Clohosey
    01388 762724
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