Welcome to the Church of the Holy Name in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Church Re-Opening ~ Thank you to the many people who have written about when we should reopen our church for public Mass. Having received the views of the members of the Parish Council, the Finance Committee and many others, I had on Tuesday with the Chairs of both bodies to review the situation. We have decided that we will re-open for Mass, as originally intended, on Palm Sunday, 28 March and then to celebrate as best we can the liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. By this time a good number of the congregation will have received their first vaccination and for it to become effective. It will mean too that those having to shield until 31 March will be able to consider going to Mass again. While the government’s clear advice remains at this time for everybody to ‘stay at home’ and to limit our contact with other households, indoors and outdoors, I believe the safest and responsible course of action is to follow this advice until the end of the month when, we trust, this restriction will be lifted. In the meantime, Masses (except Mondays and Saturdays) will continue to be live-streamed. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.~ Fr Michael Campion
All Masses at Holy Name are live-streamed:
Even though the corona vaccines are now being administered here to protect us, this remains a time of uncertainty and even fear for many. The challenge for us is to go on trusting in God’s providence, as Jesus did in his darkest hours. He is the light in our darkness, the strength in our weakness and the comfort in our distress. May the courage and strength we draw from Him – and through our solidarity with each other – see us through these difficult days and enable us to be of assistance to those in need of support.
Although our parish groups cannot meet physically, you can keep in touch with our parish by visiting the Newsletter, Blog and Video pages on this website which are updated regularly. Suggestions for items to be included are welcome.
~ (Fr) Michael Campion
Who We Are
Holy Name is an open, friendly and generous Catholic community in the heart of Tyneside. In the spirit of Pope Francis, Bishop of Rome, our parish is welcoming to all:
Young or old,
married, single or divorced
– and whatever your gender or sexuality –
there is a place for you in our parish.
Our parish has a growing, talented congregation – growing in the numbers taking part in Mass, in the diversity of participants, including young families, and in the range of social, spiritual and cultural activities.
You will be most welcome to join us.
If you are not a regular church-goer but are searching for a spiritual home where you can find acceptance and God’s healing love, you will be especially welcome. You may be hesitant about doing this if you are visiting Holy Name for the first time or, perhaps, returning to church after an absence. If this is the case, and you so wish, our parish priest, Fr Michael Campion, would be happy to meet privately with you beforehand.