Some Catholic faithfuls are planning to hold a procession with a statue of Our Lady from St Joseph’s Church, Gateshead to Northumberland Street, Newcastle followed by public Rosary in Northumberland Street on Saturday 7 October 2023.

The aim is to provide a powerful witness to our faith by professing our faith, in public, in a spirit of prayer and reparation.

Please come and join us!  To make this a success we need people like you!


The day will start with First Saturday Mass and devotions at 11.00am at St Joseph’s, High West Street, Gateshead (near to Gateshead Metro Station), then we will start the Marian procession with a statue of Our Lady from the church at 12.30pm, walking over the Tyne Bridge before assembling in Northumberland Street to pray the Rosary starting at 1.15pm.

Anyone can join us at any stage of the event.

Fr Andrew Shaw has kindly allowed us to use St Andrew’s Church, Worswick Street, Newcastle, following the event where there will be a buffet until approximately 4.00pm.

Similar events are taking place in other cities in the UK and around Europe.

If anyone would like further information, please contact Peter Forbes, email: or phone: 07729 318686 after 6.00pm Monday – Friday, or on weekends.

Click here to download or view the poster.

We will be praying for a number of intentions:

  • For the Salvation of the World; for all souls to turn back to God, for their hearts to be opened to the light of the world.
  • For the conversion of England, Mary’s dowry, back to the true Faith.
  • For the peace and justice of God to reign in all parts of the world. For an end to abortion and the culture of death. For the respect of life, from conception to a natural death.
  • For the sanctification of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. For all priests and religious and an increase in religious vocations.
  • For all souls in Purgatory, especially those who have no-one to pray for them, that they may be guided to Heaven.
  • We also will pray in a spirit of reparation for our sins, and for the irreverences against the Our Lord, truly present body, blood, soul and divinity, in most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Pictures are from last year’s Rosary Rally in Newcastle

  • Date of Event 7 October 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location

    Starting from: St Joseph’s, High West Street, Gateshead NE8 1LX (near to Gateshead Metro Station).