St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church



The sacrament of Confirmation in the diocese of Hexham and Newcastle at the request of the Bishop is conferred on young people in school Year 9 and above. St. Mary’s and the local parishes have a joint confirmation programme which runs on alternate years.

Please consult the Parish Newsletter for details of the next confirmation programme.

Confirmation Preparation 2018

This year, the Confirmation Preparation Programme for the Heavenfield Partnership will be held at St. Mary’s, Hexham, and will be led by Fr. Peter Stoddart. It is anticipated that this programme will begin in June, with the intention that Confirmation will take place in November.

The programme will be open to any young people who are currently in year 8 (will begin year 9 in September) and above.

It is also hoped to concurrently run a Preparation Programme for older young people, who have not yet been Confirmed.

If you are interested in attending either of these Preparation Programmes, please forward names and contact details to St. Mary’s Parish Office (01434 603119 or