Parish of St Mary’s & St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid’s, Bishop Auckland – 9:30am Mass

St Mary’s, Bishop Auckland – 11:00am Mass

St Wilfrid’s, Bishop Auckland

Our parish family is the Parish of St Mary’s and St Wilfrid’s, Bishop Auckland and our parish priest is Father Dennis Tindall.

St Wilfrid’s was built in 1846 to serve the increasing Catholic population of Bishop Auckland as Irish immigrants came to provide labour for the new industries in the area. Before this, priests of the Jesuit order travelled from Durham to serve Catholics in Bishop Auckland. St Wilfrid’s was the main Catholic parish in the area for almost 100 years until two further Parishes were created in the area in the 1950s: St Mary’s and St Paulinus’.

Our children take part in Family Masses each half term at St Wilfrid’s Church. 

St Mary’s, Bishop Auckland  –  First Holy Communion

Children in year 4 and above are invited to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time. We work in partnership with families and church to prepare the children for this special event in their lives.