St Mary’s Catholic Church
Welcome to Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish Hexham
Saint Mary’s Parish is a large, lively and welcoming community serving a wide geographic area in and around Hexham in Northumberland, England. It is part of the Northumberland Vicariate which stretches from Berwick in the north to Hexham and Haltwhistle in the south and west. More locally, St. Mary’s is part of the Heavenfield Partnership of Catholic Parishes, together with St. Wilfrid’s at Haltwhistle, St. John of Beverley at Haydon Bridge, St. Peter’s at Otterburn, St. Oswald’s at Bellingham and St. Elizabeth’s at Minsteracres. Our wider Roman Catholic family is the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, led by Bishop Robert Byrne Cong Orat.
Our Parish Priest, Fr. Christopher Warren, has been with us since 2011, and together with The Reverend Martin Bell, our Permanent Deacon, works collaboratively with the People of God in this place.
We hope that this website will bring together all who attend our church and be of help to the many visitors we warmly welcome to the parish.
Saxon Church of St Andrews, Corbridge
The walls are filled with stones from the nearby Roman camp Corstopitum, and in the churchyard stands the Vicar’s Pele, built of Roman stones. It was constructed in the 14th century as protection against the Scottish raiders. The church has a Saxon tower, dating from the 8th century and the main body is a mixture of Gothic and Saxon. The entrance is Norman, while the large tower arch was apparently taken in its entirement from the Roman camp. Guided tours are often available in the summer months.