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Parish Priest: Rev. Anthony Duffy.
Deacon: Rev. Peter Lavery.

Birtley Lane, Birtley, Tyne & Wear DH3 1LJ.
Telephone: (0191) 410 2923. Facsimile: (0191) 410 5843.
Web: www.stjosephs-birtley.co.uk


The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 ....... The Centenary ........... "Lest We Forget............."

On 29th October 1791, following The Catholic Relief Act of 1791, a Roman Catholic Chapel was formally registered in Birtley.
On 18th August 1843 St Joseph's Church, Birtley, was opened.  To read about the Parish History in full, click the link above.
NB: Original 1745 baptismal and 1843 marriage records of the parish are now with the Tyne & Wear Archives, Blandford House,
Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4JA - (tel: 0191 232 6789).

MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE, DIOCESE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE
Rev. Deacon Peter & Pauline Lavery are the Diocesan Coordinators on Marriage & Family Life: email: laveryp@hotmail.com
Listen to iPodcasts of Peter & Pauline Lavery's reflections about love, marriage & family life
A special Diocesan Celebration of Marriage took place on Saturday, 9th May 2015, in St Mary's Cathedral

MEN! THE PRIESTHOOD NEEDS YOU .........

Catholic men with vocations are needed for the Priesthood
Lord we need priests
to help us live as your family.
Please provide us with men of God,
men of prayer,
and men who are your friends.
You did once say "Ask and you shall receive."
We thank you, Lord. for your great love and generosity.

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Parish Website opened on 11th November 2001. Updated 28th August 2016.

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