St Oswald’s began as a Benedictine Foundation from St Joseph’s Birtley in 1892. A school and presbytery were built on the same site as the Church, which opened in 1903. The Parish then covered most of Gateshead. The Benedictines left in 1959 and the Parish was handed back to the Diocese.

Here in St Oswald’s we are a welcoming and friendly Parish, seeing ourselves as a worshipping Community who try to witness the Gospel to the best of our abilities and resources.

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil -5:30 PM
Sunday Morning  – 10:00 AM

No Sunday evening mass

At Sunday Parish Family Mass at 10am we have a very active Children’s Liturgy Group.

As an extension of our Sunday Eucharist, the sick and housebound are brought Holy Communion stressing they are very much a part of our worshipping, praying and suffering community.

After 10am Mass on Thursday we welcome our senior citizens, parishioners and visitors to brunch.

We have a small but active St Vincent De Paul Conference and Legion of Mary Praesidium.

Every Wednesday after 10am Mass, there is a Holy Hour of Prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.



Church Details

St. Oswald
High Street
NE9 7JQ.

Telephone : (0191) 487 6227
Priest: Fr Kevin Cummins



Easter Mass Times – St Oswald’s Church

Mass times for St Oswald's Church over Easter are as follows: Holy Thursday      7.00pm Good Friday         3.00pm           Passion of Our Lord Holy Saturday      5.30pm           Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday     10.00am         Easter Sunday Mass We welcome you...

Christmas Mass Times at St Oswald’s Church

Christmas Masses Christmas Eve – 5.00pm Carols    5.30pm First Mass of Christmas Christmas Day – 8.30am Christmas Morning Dawn Mass        10.00am Christmas Day Family Mass Boxing Day  – 12.00pm St Stephen’s Day...

Christmas Masses at St Oswald’s Church

Mass times at St Oswald's Church for Christmas are below and I know Father Kevin would be delighted to see as many of the children there as possible to help sing Happy Birthday to Jesus. Christmas Eve Masses:  5.30pm (carols start at 5.00pm) Christmas Day Masses:...

Reception ‘Friends’ Liturgy 17/06/2016

Reception class were very happy to welcome Father Kevin and their families to our 'Friends' liturgy. Everyone had a wonderful time! Charlie said "I liked it when the parents came." Corey was happy to do a reading. Olivia liked when the parents...

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