Welcome to St Osmund’s Website

The Parish Church of St Osmund in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Parish Priest: Fr. Ian Grieves’ Contact details;  Telephone: 01325 730191  

Mobile: 0777 559 1105 e-mail: ilg5394@gmail.com

Hogarth Partnership: 

St Anne, St Augustine, Holy Family, St Mary, St Osmund, St Teresa, St. Thomas Aquinas, SS William & Francis De Sales

Due to Covid 19 restrictions St Osmond’s is closed until further notice

As May leads into June                                                                                                The month of Our Lady leads into the month of devotion to the Sacred Heart – Mary leads us to the love of her son Jesus. This year joined fittingly by the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday 31st May.

Isolated but not alone

Pentecost Sunday 31st May

Bulletin Pentecost -Bulletin 31st May

Readings for Pentecost. Readings 31st May

Bidding Prayers 31 May Pentecost Sunday - St. Osmund’s

Pentecost Sunday Children’s Liturgy: A Children’s Liturgy and Activity Sheet is available on this website in the Children’s Liturgy section 31st May

Family Spiritual Communion and Daily Prayer for Pentecost Sunday                                              Pentecost-Sunday-Spiritual-Communion                                                                   Daily Prayer for use with Primary and Secondary age pupils  Click here           Many thanks to Mr. Gardner of Carmel College and The Hogarth Partnership Education Trust for these excellent resources.

Thy Kingdom Come 

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement initiated by the Archbishops of Cantebury and York asking Christians to come together in a period of prayer from the feast of the Ascension to the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.                                           On Pentecost Sunday  Pope Francis will join in an online Service with  Archbishops Justin Welby and Dr. John Sentamu and other Church leaders.

Pope Francis will call for people to turn away from“selfish pursuit of success without caring for those left behind” and to be united in facing the “pandemics of the virus and of hunger, war, contempt for life and indifference to others”.

“Let us, then, become messengers of the comfort bestowed by the Spirit. Let us radiate hope, and the Lord will open new paths as we journey towards the future.”                       The service will be broadcast live at 9am on Sunday.                                                       Watch on the Church of England website – Click here or                                                   You Tube Channel Click here


 Live services in our Hogarth Partnership :

Live streaming of Sunday Mass from St. Augustines 9.15am 

Accessed on St Augustines Facebook page. Click here

Daily readings can be found on the Universalis website click here

He is Risen

Daily Masses from parishes in our diocese are available on-line.  You can join in a live celebration or access a recording at a time of your choosing. There is a good selection on the diocesan website. Click here

Church Services TV provides a list of live Masses from around the UK and Ireland throughout the day.  https://www.churchservices.tv/whats-on-now/

Daily and Sunday Masses, special liturgies, reflections and devotions are available on-line live from Walsingham at: www.walsingham.org.uk

Other prayers and liturgies that can be be used at home can be found in the Prayers section of this website.

Mass by Phone Service                                                                                                   During these times when our churches are closed and masses are being streamed online, the Diocese of Middlesbrough have set up a system to allow people who do not have internet access to listen to Mass over the telephone.  12.00 noon

If you would like to access, the telephone number to call is 01642 130120.


Re-Opening of Churches                                                                                                        At present, there is no change in the Government regulations which means that all churches and other places of worship remain closed and public acts of worship are forbidden. The Bishops of England & Wales are working with the Government to prepare for the gradual reopening of churches for private prayer, and later for public worship. Bishop Robert and the Diocese have begun planning for the reopening of some of our churches when that is approved by the Government.  Read Bishop Roberts message Re-Opening of Churches


National Rosary Rally – Pentecost Sunday 31st May 9am -9pm

This will take place across the dioceses of England Scotland and Wales with each diocese allocated a relay time slot.  The time allocation for the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is 4pm – 5pm. We will be joined at this time by the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Faith at a time of Climate Emergency

Laudato Si’ – 5 years on

It is incredible to think that 5 years have passed since this stunning document from Pope Francis was published. Across the world the Church is marking this anniversary. Follow this link to find a message from Bishop Robert, links to streamed services from within the Diocese to mark Laudato Si’ Week (Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 May) and some very good links to deepen your knowledge and encourage you to play your part.

Counselling and Listening Services                                                                                 As part of the pastoral care of parishioners and others during this COVID-19 lockdown, a number of qualified counsellors and listeners have generously made themselves available to anyone who may be troubled by the negative effects of the situation. These counsellors and listeners can be contacted through the St Mary’s Cathedral Listening Service on 0191 232 6953 and the Northumberland Listening Service on 07732 980740. If you are live-streaming Mass or other forms of prayer from your parish, you might consider sharing this information during your broadcast, and also posting it on your parish website and bulletin.

National Day of Prayer

change .org is petitioning the Prime Minister for a national day of prayer. To sign up click here

Cafod Covid19 Appeal

CAFOD launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities.

While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

Little Sisters of the Poor: Have launched a vital fundraising appeal, in response to the increased pressures faced by St. Joseph’s Care Home during the current Covid 19 pandemic.  This is the place that looked after Fr. Melia. To find out how you can help, go to the diocesan website www.rcdhn.org.uk or follow this link. Click here

If you have any general enquiries please contact : enquiries@stosmunds.co.uk