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The Parish of the Durham Martyrs

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There are currently NO public Masses or services being said  in the parish as the Catholic Bishops conference of England and Wales announced "following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches."

To read their official announcement please visit their website.

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As a precautionary measure we are cancelling all youth groups and youth ministry activities until further notice. We will instead be focusing on our social media presence.

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 28/03/20Fr. Colm Hayden
00:00 / 06:38

We now, as Parishioners of the Durham Martyrs Parish have to develop our very own discipline of praying from the confines of our own. I hope over the coming weeks that we can help with this. Can I suggest that as Pope Francis designated this Friday as an hour of prayer, we might remember each evening at 5 our health workers, especially those in the parish, the lonely and most importantly-the sick. We can say that that hour is the hour set aside as a parish to join together in prayer. Don’t worry if you are busy, some of you have families to look after.  Can we say our parish prayer together each morning at 9.00am.  I usually say Mass at that time. Keep in touch.

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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.


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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