0191 5842142

St. Michael's Church

Parish Priest: Fr Marc Lyden-Smith (In residence at St. Mary Magdalen’s, Seaham: Telephone (0191) -5812368 or email sunderlandpriest@outlook.com
Retired Priest in residence at St. Michael’s: Fr Bill O’Gorman
Parish Deacon: Rev. Richard McLaughlin
For all enquires for both churches, please contact the Parish Secretary, Pat Dawson, on (0191) -5842142 and St.Michael’s email: st.michaels@sky.com

Welcome to our website

The Season of Lent

Welcome Home!

It is wonderful to be able to welcome you all back to Mass!

We continue to be a Covid-secure space thanks to our volunteers and cleaners. It is good that we get back into the habit of being back at Mass and, hopefully by June , all restrictions will be lifted. In the meantime, we keep our face coverings on for Mass and we maintain social distancing with those outside of our households or bubbles. But the time is coming very soon when we will be able to get back to normal. Let us keep each other in prayer….as always.

Mass has resumed each Friday at 10am, Saturday Vigil at 6pm and Sunday's at 11am. 

Please get in touch if you have any queries


Watch Online... 

Fr. Marc live streams Mass from St. Mary Magdalene in Seaham, SUNDAY'S at 9.30am on Facebook.

It will then be available to view here, shortly afterwards (click the link below) and on  Youtube too with previous Masses, see below and subscribe to Fr. Marc's channel :

Masses this week

Regular Mass services:

Weekend Masses 

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm
Sunday morning Mass at 11am

Weekday Masses

Fridays at 10 am

Prayer and reflection

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Private prayer and reflection:
All postponed
COVID-19- restricted Mases in our Parishes will only be for Funerals 
Funerals including requiem Masses can be held with a total of 30 persons in the church. 

This number includes everyone attending the service including the celebrant 

Our  Diocese

Bishop Robert continues to provide updates regarding the re-opening of our churches which can be seen on the Diocesan Website www.rcdhn.org.uk

St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle are continuing with live streaming Masses.

Normal Sunday Mass is at 11:30am and every Weekday Mass at 12.05 pm.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle YOUTUBE 

Our Partnership

A partnership is a group of parishes agreeing to work together to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God. They offer our Diocese unlimited potential as we seek to ensure viable and flourishing communities of people who want to deepen their commitment to Jesus and witness to him in our world. 

St Michael's will become part of the Partnership of St Mary the Virgin, joining parishes in Seaham, Murton, Thornley, Peterlee, Horden and Hutton House, Blackhall.

Learn more

Location and contacts 


Use this handy map to find us or the details below to contact us for more information about our Parish.

St. Michael's Catholic Church
Durham Road
Tyne and Wear

0191 5842142