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St. Joseph's Presbytery, Birtley Lane, Birtley, Chester-le-Street DH3 1LJ.

Part of the St Benedict Partnership of Parishes
(Birtley, Chester-le-Street, Easington Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, Penshaw, Sacriston, Washington)

Father Mark Millward: 0191 416 3583, Father Paul Hopper: 0191 410 2923, Father Jim O'Keefe: 0191 416 3805.

Deacon: Peter Lavery
: (0191) 410 2530. Mobile: 07743 807 312. Email:


Montage of 3 stained glass windows in St Joseph's Church, Birtley, depicting (l - r) 
St Francis of Assisi, St Osmund, St Dominic.
Montage design by Helen Jobson (15Kb)
Next Meeting - Sunday 9th December 2018 - in the Presbytery at 7.00 pm. All are welcome.
'We can do no great things; only small things with great love.'
Quotation by Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Now St Teresa - Cannonised on 4th September 2016).
(1910-1997) Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

The Church Pastoral Council are seeking new members - come along to any meeting & you will be most welcome

Parish Priest: President & Spiritual Advisor:

Fr Paul Hopper


Tom Quigley
Secretary: Peter Monaghan, email:


Rev. Peter Lavery
Elected Members: Mick Davison
  Doreen Cantwell

Hilda Fraser


Christine Johnson


Allan Sexton

  Margaret Taylor
  Margaret Stafford

Youth Representatives:

Catholic Mens' Society: Brian Towns

St Vincent de Paul Society:

Peter Monaghan
Young Mothers' Group: Sandra Neal

Womens' Guild:

Mildred Farrer

Parish Website:

 1st January 2002 - World Day of Peace

"No peace without justice, no justice without forgiveness: this is what in this Message I wish to say to believers and unbelievers alike, to all men and women of good will who are concerned for the good of the human family and for its future."
Quote from the Message for the World Day of Peace 2002 by
Pope John Paul II.
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