Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

St. Wilfrid, Bishop Auckland

this church

Church Details:

St. Wilfrid
Hexham Street
Bishop Auckland
Co. Durham
DL14 7PU

(01388) 603431

Canon Dennis Tindall

St Wilfrid's Church was built in 1846, to serve the increasing Catholic population of Bishop Auckland, as Irish immigrants came to provide labour for the new industries in the area. Before this, priests of the Jesuit order travelled from Durham to serve Catholics in Bishop Auckland. St Wilfrid’s was the main Catholic parish in the area for almost 100 years until two further Parishes were created in the area in the 1950s: St Mary's and St Paulinus'.

St Wilfrid’s today aims to be a welcoming Christian community for all who come in contact with the parish.