The Parish of St Anthony of Padua and St Francis of Assisi is a welcoming and friendly community serving the people of Walker, in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne for over 160 years.

The Parish is part of the Jesmond St Mary Partnership of Catholic Parishes, together with St Aidan’s, St Mary’s, Holy Name, Our Lady and St Vincent, St Lawrence’s and St Teresa’s.

The Parish of St Anthony of Padua and St Francis of Assisi is part of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, led by Bishop Stephen Wright.

Our Parish Priest, Father Jonathon Bowes has been with us since October 2023. Fr Jonathon is also Parish Priest of St Lawrence’s and St Teresa’s. To find out what more information on these parishes please Click Here.


Sunday Vigil Mass (Saturday) 17:30

Tuesday 10:00 

Initial Consultation about Parish Restructuring

At the Open Meeting, on 24th January, Fr Jonathon invited those present to discuss the possible restructuring of the three parishes into a single parish.

As we plan for the future growth of our parish, we want to be a vibrant parish that is active and growing. This can be achieved by sharing the resources that we have, along with our own personal gifts and talents. As we are already working in partnership together, sharing one priest, and coming together more often for liturgies, it would make practical sense to become one single parish with three church communities.

If you would like to add your views to those who attended the meeting, please email Fr Jonathon (stteresa.heaton@diocesehn.org.uk ). These will be collated and discussed at the next parish council meeting in February.

Click here for the Pastoral Plan

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with news from across the parish and diocese. Our newsletter is published towards the end of the week.

If you would like to receive an electronic copy automatically, please contact the parish office.

Weekly Newsletter – Click Here

Live Stream

Morning Prayer is streamed live on Facebook Tuesday to Friday

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Supporting the Parish

One way you can support our Parish is by choosing to donate money on a regular basis by setting up a Standing Order.

Please print off and complete a ‘Standing Order Mandate Form’ or if you have Online Banking you can set this up yourself. Our details are: Account Name: Ss Anthony of Padua & Francis, HSBC – Sort Code: 40.34.45 and Account No. 61165089.

If you are UK Taxpayer and set up a Standing Order, please set up a Gift Aid Donation. This means we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you dontate.

Standing Order Form – Click Here
Gift Aid Form – Click Here