St Benet Biscop Partnership

The Diocese is currently split into 17 Partnerships.  There are three Partnerships in Northumberland.   St Robert of Newminster Parish is in a new Partnership.  The other parishes in our Partnership are …

  • St Aidan at Ashington,

  • St Bede at Bedlington,

  • St Thomas of Canterbury at Longhorsley,

  • St John the Baptist at Annitsford,

  • St Paul at Cramlington,

  • Our Lady’s at New Hartley

  • St Wilfrid at Blyth.

Partnership Telephone Numbers:
Fr Peter Stott, Morpeth, 01670 513410

Fr Shaun Purdy, Ashington, 01670 812200;

Rev Deacon Stephen Boulter, Bedlington, 01670 823258;

Fr Philip Quinn, Blyth, 01670 352513;

Fr Manoj Punchakunnel SAC, Cramlington, 01670 712476

In recent months, our Partnership has met to discuss the Synod 2021-2023. just as every area of the Catholic Church throughout the world has done recently.  The Final Report, a collation of many reports from the diocese has now been submitted to Bishop Robert.  The Bishop will use this to help him out together his report for the England and Wales Conference of Bishops.

The St Benet Biscop Partnership Submission is here Letter to Bishop-final BB version

The Northumberland Episcopal Area Submission is here Northumberland area combination final (1)

The Final Lay Forum Report can be read here …. Lay Pastoral Forum Final Submission to the Bishop

The Deans for the other Northumberland Partnerships are :

Fr Stephen Watson, Alnwick – Lindisfarne Partnership 01665 602012; 

Fr Jeff Dodds, Hexham, Heavenfield Partnership, 01434 603119

Fr Sebastian at St Paul’s Cramlngton is Hospital Chaplain (01670 _____________ and Deacon Stephen Boulter (Bedlington) is also a Hospital Chaplain (01670 825238)

St George’s Park Hospital Chaplaincy  01670 501815
Cramlington Hospital Switchboard  03448118111 for the Northumbria NHS Trust.