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The Parish of the Durham Martyrs

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Number of places for Mass

St Godric's 44  

St Joseph's 59

The deadline for requesting a place at Mass is 4.00pm on Friday for Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday Masses. For Masses on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, you can make your request up to 4.00pm the day before. In accordance with
Government Guidelines, each time you reserve a place, Marjorie will need your name and a contact number for track and trace purposes, should this become

For more information about days, booking in and staying safe at Mass please click the link below. 

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We are currently holding virtual youth groups online. For more information please email Katie 

You can learn more about the Parish Youth Ministry by visiting the link below 


Following the government's official advice re: mass/social gatherings  our Parish Groups, meetings and events are currently cancelled until further notice. 

You can learn more about the wide variety of groups within our Parish here.

Listen to an audio reflection from Fr. Colm below:

Reflection Sunday 26/07/20Fr. Colm Hayden
00:00 / 03:46

Our parish Council continued discussion on the challenges presented by Covid. The Hardship Fund, mental health issues and safeguarding were to the fore. We slowly move forward and part of moving forward this weekend will be the opening of St. Joseph’s for Sunday Mass. Do be patient with our adjusting to these changes, they will take time. And, they may change again!

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About Us 

The parish of the Durham Martyrs incorporates the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric, St Bede and St Joseph in Durham City. We are part of the Finchale Partnership and based within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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St. Bede,

St Godric's RC Primary School, Carrhouse Drive,


DH1 5LZ 

Our Lady of Mercy

and St Godric

Castle Chare

St Joseph

Mill Lane

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