The Church of St. Bede was originally opened in 1970 to serve the growing population of Framwellgate Moor, Pity Me and Newton Hall, the original building was closed in 2011 due to the discovery of structural faults. Weekday services (Word and Communion or Holy Mass) usually take place at 9:15am, in St. Bede’s Chapel which is adjoined to and has become an integral part of St. Godric’s RC Primary School, occasionally we join the whole school community for Holy Mass at the altered time of 9:30am. Please check the bulletin for this week’s weekday service times.
On a Saturday Evening a Vigil Mass is held in the School Hall at 6.30pm, usually accompanied by a pianist.
The Venerable Bede was born c. 673, a monk at the monastery of St. Peter’s, Monkwearmouth and it’s companion monastery St. Paul’s in modern Jarrow, he is well known as an author and a scholar. Bede died in 735, in Jarrow. In 1899 St. Bede was made a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII.
The Church has a spacious car park, about 100m from the entrance, with wheelchair friendly, level access to the Church, there is also an accessible toilet and the Church is guide dog friendly.