Holy Mass

The celebration of Mass on Sunday is, for Catholics, the centre of the week.

Mass is celebrated at St Cuthbert’s for the Student Community every Sunday during term at 6:30pm. Outside term the Mass is a little quieter. At the Student Mass the servers, readers, and welcomers are all drawn from the student community (and usually the choir and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion). If you can help, or would like to know more about these ministries, please get in touch with Fr Andrew – andrew.j.downie@durham.ac.uk

There is also a Parish Mass throughout the year for the local parish community at 10:00am, and all are welcome at either Mass.

Mass is usually celebrated daily during the week at 9:15am on Saturdays; 12:15pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 7:00pm on Wednesdays and is live-streamed on our YouTube channel.  The Wednesday evening Mass during University Term is followed by the Catholic Society’s main mid-week gathering, “CathSoc Night”.

Weekday Mass times (and occasionally venues – sometimes we celebrate in the colleges) are subject to change: please see the right hand column of this page for the times over the next week.

See also: Mass Intentions (and times) for the current fortnight


Wednesday: 6:30pm – 6:55pm (during term, Advent and Lent)
Saturday: 9:45am – 10:15am
or by appointment, or usually on call.

Liturgy of the Hours

On Tuesday mornings during Term Time, join us at St. Cuthbert’s for Lauds at 8.00am, followed by breakfast.

Lauds also takes place on Zoom, Monday to Friday at 8:00am (details are available from margaretdoyle1066@sky.com).

Stations of the Cross

On Fridays during Lent, Stations of the Cross is celebrated at 6.30pm.