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Our Lady and St Joseph's Brooms RCVA Primary School, Leadgate

We Learn, We Love, We Grow in Jesus' Name


 Fr John Bagnall is in residency at St Patrick's Presbytery in Consett and can be contacted on 01207 502196



Please note with the current situation, the First Holy Communion Programme for Our Blessed Lady & St Joseph

are on hold until further notice.

Thank you  


Bishop Robert Byrne CO has announced the reopening of our first churches for Mass and individual prayer


Public Masses for the Pontop Partnership will begin at 10am on Monday 13th July and will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Consett.

In order to comply with the Government’s Coronavirus Track and Trace regulations you must book your place and submit your contact details if you wish to attend a Mass.
To book a place at Mass please ring 07907 369233.  The phone line will be manned from 12 .00 - 2.00pm Monday to Friday.  

Please do not call the parish number at St. Patrick’s if you wish to book a Mass. 

In these times of pandemic it is not a sin to miss a Mass on a Sunday.  With this in mind we are asked to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday when possible.  Please see below a list of weekly Mass times.  For further up to date information please check the Pontop Partnership Website or Facebook Page.

Monday - 10.00am

Tuesday - 10.00am and 6.30pm

Wednesday - 10.00am

Thursday - 10.00am and 6.30pm

Friday - 10.00am and 6.30pm

Saturday - 10.00am 

Vigil Mass - 6.30pm

Sunday - 9.30am and 11.00am 


For further information please visit The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle website


COVID–19, A Prayer of Pope Francis

Here is a translation of the prayer Pope Francis recited by video on March 11 asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic


O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God.
Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger,

O glorious and blessed Virgin.



Pontop Partnership

Parishes served:

Our Blessed Lady & St Joseph, Brooms

St Patrick, Consett

Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Blackhill

St Pius X, Moorside

Our Lady of the Rosary, Shotley Bridge

All Saints, Lanchester

St Teresa, Annfield Plain

St Joseph, Stanley

Sacred Heart, Byermoor

St Patrick, Dipton


Saturday Vigil Masses

St Teresa, Annfield Plain - 4.15pm

Our Blessed Lady & St Joseph, Brooms - 5.30pm

Sacred Heart, Byermoor - 5.00pm


Sunday Mass Times

St Patrick's, Dipton - 9.00am

Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Blackhill - 9.30am

St Pius X, Moorside - 9.30am

All Saints, Lanchester - 9.30am

St Joseph's, Stanley - 11.00am

St Patrick's, Consett - 11.00am

Our Lady of the Rosary, Shotley Bridge - 5.30pm


 Weekday Mass Times

Please see church newsletter or parish website


Baptism Preparation Format

Please speak to Fr John (01207 502196) or Fr Tom (01207 502320) regarding Baptism.


For further information please see Parish Newsletter




Partnership Prayer

Risen Christ,

from your abundant grace,

pour out afresh your Holy Spirit upon our Diocese.

As we build on the deep foundations of faith

laid by the countless saints of these Northern lands,

by Aidan, Cuthbert, Hilda and Bede

may our Partnerships continue the mission

of building your Kingdom on the earth:

to give living witness to your love,

and to your compassion and hope for our world.

We pray in trustful confidence

that your power working in us

can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

Through the same Christ our Lord,