Welcome to the Jarrow Family of Parishes

The Jarrow Catholic Church Cluster is comprised of St. Bede's, St. Joseph's, St. Mary's and St. Matthew's churches, all of which are located in the Jarrow area of South Tyneside.

This Sunday

Repent, and believe the Good News

The Baptism of the Lord

What was John the Baptist like? We hear in the Scriptures that he had rough clothes and an "I'm a celebrity get me out of here" diet. This was not to kick-start an ailing television career; it seems to have been part of who he was. He was clearly forceful and forthright – people flocked to him in repentance and he didn't pull his punches even when preaching to and about King Herod.

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Children's Gospel Pictures

Our new Children's Gospel Pictures page is a place to show some of the works by the youngsters of the parish. Why not take a look at some of the lovely drawings they have made.

Saint of the Week

St. Wulstan

St. Wulstan
Wulstan was the last Anglo-Saxon bishop. He came from a well connected family though they had lost their lands in the reign of King Canute. He was ordained a priest and was offered various lucrative posts in the Anglo-Saxon parishes that would have made his life very comfortable. Rejecting this he entered the monastery at Worcester and led a humble and ascetic life. In 1062 he was persuaded against his own preferences to be Bishop of Worcester - Harold, Godwinson the next King was one of those...

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Am I Worth It?

Published: 24th December, 2014

Am I worth it? There is a cosmetics advert that ends with a line saying that I am. This probably means the product being advertised is quite expens...

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