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Four Churches, One Community! 

Welcome – we extend a warm welcome to parishioners and visitors to our website.

Washington Parish was founded from St Michael's Houghton le Spring in 1864 the Church being built and dedicated to Our Blessed Lady Immaculate in 1878, St Bede's was built in 1965 and St John Boste in 1980. The three parishes became a cluster in 2002. 

The three Washington churches amalgamated with our Lady Queen of Peace which covers the area of Penshaw and Shiney Row and the four churches became a single parish and took the name of St John XXlll at 10 am on 27 April 2014 when Pope Francis canonised Pope John XXlll.

We are now working closely together to build a co-operation between our faith communities. 

As a Catholic parish we are dedicated to:

• Worshipping God and celebrating the Sacraments

• Growing in knowledge of our Catholic faith and sharing it with others 

• Supporting each other and anyone in need

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19th September

St Bede 9.05am
OLQP  7pm

20th September

St John 9:15am

Our Bl Lady 1pm Requiem Mass

St Bede 7pm      

21st September


22nd September  


Our Bl Lady  9.15am

St John Boste Diaconal Candidacy Mass 7pm


23rd September 


St John 9.30am

OLQP 7pm

24th September




Our Bl Lady 9.15am

St Bede 5pm

25th September

Twenty Sixth
Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Bede 8.30am

St John 9.30am

OLQP 10am

Our Bl Lady 11am & 6pm

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