About Us


From 5 September 2021, our Parish Masses will be at the following times:-

–    St Joseph’s, Ushaw Moor on Saturday at 6.00pm;
–    St Michael’s, Esh on a Sunday at 9.00am;
–    Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Newhouse on a Sunday at 10.30am.

Please turn to our newsletter section for further details.

Thank you.


Welcome to St John Boste Parish, West Durham.

 St John Boste parish is a part of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Our churches lie in a rural area to the west of Durham City.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our Churches are:

  • Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Esh Winning
  • St Joseph’s, Ushaw Moor
  • St Michael’s, Esh Laude
  • St Joseph’s, Langley Park

At Pentecost 2017, we formed a partnership of parishes called ‘Finchale Partnership’.  This is named after the 12th century Benedictine Priory on the banks of the River Wear.  Other parishes in our partnership are in Durham City, Langley Moor, Sedgefield, Coxhoe and Trimdon.

Whether you are a parishioner, a visitor or simply curious about us, we hope that you find everything you need to know within these pages.

For mass times please see the newsletter. Should you need any further information please contact our parish office.

David Coxon (Parish Priest)