Parish History

The history of St Bede’s parish, Sacriston, can be divided into three phases of very unequal lengths. The three stages are firstly the origins and foundation of the church in the mid/late C19th, second, the consolidation and development of a stable parish and community during most of the C20th, and finally a phase of new challenges, economic, political and social which began with devastating abruptness in 1985.



Below is list of St Bede’s Parish Priests and Curates. There is additional information for some of our clergy, these names have hyperlinks.


Jubilee Year of Mercy

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy 

In March 2015, Our Holy Father, Pope Francis announced a Jubilee Year of Mercy. A year of Jubilee is a very special year announced by the Church. It is an opportunity for worshiping Catholics around the world to receive many blessings and pardon from God for the forgiveness of sins. (more…)