St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church


Heavenfield Partnership

The Heavenfield Partnership is 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.

The Heavenfield Partnership Website can be accessed here.

Partnership of Parishes

Our Partnership of Parishes, known as the Heavenfield Partnership, was launched on Pentecost 2017 by Bishop Seàmus Cunningham.

Our Partnership includes the following Parish Communities:

  • Saint Mary's, Hexham (including Saint Mary's, Swinburne)
  • Saint John's, Haydon Bridge (including Saint Wilfrid's, Haltwhistle)
  • St. Oswald's, Bellingham (including Saint Peter's, Otterburn)
  • St. Elizabeth's, Minsteracres

A full description of all 18 Partnerships within the Diocese is available here.

Partnership Agreement

A Partnership Development Group, consisting of the Clergy and one nominated lay member from each community within the Heavenfield Partnership, meets on a regular bi-monthly basis. They are working hard to foster joined-up progress between all six communities, so ensuring that the faith of all parishioners will have a healthy future.

A copy of the Partnership Development Group Formal Agreement is available here.

A map of the Heavenfield Partnership

A Prayer for Partnerships

Prayer keeps us in touch with each other and with God.  In our Bidding Prayers each week we pray for the  needs of our world  but there are often times when we wish to pray for particular people in our parish or partnership.

There is also an ongoing need to pray for the Heavenfield Partnership so that we can continue to work together supporting each other in the creation of a vibrant and evangelising community.