• Welcome to St Mary's

    Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Church in Hexham, Northumberland, part of The Heavenfield Partnership, a united group of the Roman Catholic churches in Bellingham, Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Minsteracres, Otterburn and Swinburne supporting each other in the creation of a vibrant and evangelising community.

  • Join us for Mass

    We are once again celebrating public Mass.

    The Sunday Mass is celebrated at St Mary's on Saturdays at 5:30pm, and Sundays at 10:30am and 6:00pm.

    Weekday Masses are celebrated on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30am. 

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Welcome to St Mary's

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Part of the Heavenfield Partnership of Parishes

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. Jeffrey Dodds, has been with us since 2021, and together with our Assistant Priests, Fr. James Dunne and Fr. Luke Wilkinson, and our Permanent Deacon, Reverend Martin Bell, 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.

Welcome to St Mary's

Join us for Mass

We have now resumed the public celebration of Mass - follow the link below for Mass times.

We also stream some major feasts and special occasions.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified when we go live.

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Our latest news

SMFS Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant Posts

St Mary's First School is looking to appoint two Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants to commence as soon as possible.

Year of the Eucharist – Encountering the Son

The Vicariate for Faith and Mission has now produced the ‘Encountering the Son’ booklet, which is the second of a series of three ...

Appeal in Aid of Ukrainian Refugees

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our appeal last week in aid of the Ukrainian refugees.

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with news from across the Heavenfield Partnership. We publish our newsletter towards the end of every week.

If you would like to receive an electronic copy automatically, please contact the parish office.

Online Donations

We are now able to accept online donations to the Church Improvement Fund. Follow the link and fill out the form provided.

If you are interested in providing regular donations via standing order, please contact the parish office.


Website Credits

This website was designed and developed by Henry Winthrop. It was built with Umbraco CMS and a number of third-party libraries listed below.


UIkit, jQuery, wow.js, animate.css

Fonts/Icon Sets

Google Web Fonts, Remix Icons


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