0191 5842142

St. Michael's Church Houghton-le-Spring

Parish Priest:

Fr Marc Lyden-Smith 

0191-5812368 – Email: sunderlandpriest@outlook.com
Parish Deacon:

Richard McLaughin 

For all enquires, please contact the Parish Secretary, Pat Dawson, on tel: (0191) -5842142  email: st.michaels@sky.com

Welcome to our website

A prayer for family life

God of compassion,

whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,

shared the life of a home in Nazareth,

and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:

strengthen us in our daily living

that in joy and in sorrow

we may know the power of your presence

to bind together and to heal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Family prayer

Masses this week

Regular Mass services:

Weekend Masses 

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

Weekday Masses


7.00pm – 8.00pm: Adoration of Blessed Sacrament/Benediction


10 am Morning Mass

10 am Morning Mass

Prayer and reflection

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Tuesdays 7.00pm: Benediction 
Also, half an hour before each Mass

General information 

COVID-19- Further information.

Leaving your contact details is NOT required for any church service anymore.

We request you to wear a face covering/mask at Mass as per recent guidelines, unless exempt

Hand sanitizer is available for you to use as you enter /leave church.

Please do not come to Mass if you have any symptoms on Covid.

Please try to maintain social distancing inside church.

Please respect others when leaving church, as not everyone feels safe in crowded spaces.

Our  Diocese

There's much more information on our local area worship on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle 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 is now 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