Mass Times

Sunday Masses:

Sat   7pm -   St. Mary's
9:15am-    St. Joseph's
10:30am-     St. Mary's
5:30pm-      St. Mary's

Confessions

Saturday:

St Joseph's
After 10am Mass

St. Mary's
6pm to 6:45pm

Newsletter

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Parish Clergy

Parish Priest - Fr. Paul Johnstone

Fr. Paul first came to Cleator as assistant priest in 1988 and served here for 7 years. He returned to St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in 2011 as parish priest.

Assistant Priest - Fr. John Moriarty

Fr. John was ordained to the priesthood in July 2010 and came to St. Mary's and St. Joseph's soon afterwards.

Deacon John Kennedy

Deacon John is a native of the parish and was ordained to the diaconate in 1990.

Former Parish Priests - St. Mary's

1853  -  1859     Fr. William Gregory Holden.OSB.

1859  -  1868     Fr. Francis Bernard Williams.OSB.

1868  -  1875     Fr. Matthew Gregory Brierley.OSB.

1875  -  1887     Fr. James Oswald Burchall.OSB.

1887  -  1889     Fr. Dunstan Essington Ross.OSB

1889  - 1889      Fr. Charles Augustine Wray.OSB.

1889  -  1891     Fr. Joseph Aelred Worden.OSB.

1891  -  1892     Fr. Thomas Paul McCabe.OSB.

1892  -  1901     Fr. Edward Norbert Ward.OSB.

1901  -  1905     Fr. Robert Edmond Kershaw.OSB.

1905  -  1906     Fr. John Aloysius O'Leary.OSB.

1906  -  1911     Fr. Francis Benedict Scannell.OSB.

1911  -  1956     Fr. Fredrick Cuthbert Clayton.OSB.

1956  -  1972     Fr. Kevin Francis McCann.OSB.

1972  -  1972     Fr. Andrew Gibbons.OSB.

1972  -  1981     Fr. Francis Cookson.

1981  -  1990     Fr. John Valentine Cahalane.

1990  -  2002     Fr. Timothy Sullivan.

2002  -  2011     Fr. Emmanuel J Gribben.

2011  -              Fr. Paul Johnstone.