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The Parish of the Durham Martyrs

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Parish News and Announcements 

Our Churches remain closed until further notice for all services except funerals. 

We will review the situation again on Friday 29th January, looking at the number of cases in our area and taking Government advice. We will keep you informed through our website and social media.

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With a growing concern for the safety of our parishioners, we have taken the decision to cancel Masses and Private Prayer at St Godric's and St Joseph's churches. 

Our Churches remain closed until further notice for all services except funerals.

 

We will review the situation again on Friday 29th January, looking at the number of cases in our area and taking Government advice. We will keep you informed through our website and social media.

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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 

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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 24/01/21Fr. Colm Hayden
00:00 / 04:36

Lockdown has been a great challenge for all of us. However, as I was out walking recently, I looked across at the imposing building that is Durham Prison and felt more grateful for what liberty I do have. “They call it free time and it’s the biggest lie because we are still here..” Ibi Zaboi. It is also worth thinking of the response of our health workers, our schools’ staff, many of whom are having to deal with some fairly unreasonable behaviour and expectations of others. Then there is the higher incidence of bin men going down with Covid. Or, what’s it like being a cashier in a supermarket who is verbally abused for asking
a simple question like, “please, can you wear a face mask?”. I could go on. Not only are front line workers rising to the challenge, but they are doing so with courage and enthusiasm. The smile is always there! Yes, tough times, but they will come to an end.

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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 (Gilesgate) 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,

Durham

DH1 5LZ 

Our Lady of Mercy

and St Godric

Castle Chare
Durham
DH1 4RA

St Joseph

Mill Lane
Durham
DH1 2JG

Marjorie, the Parish Secretary's working hours are 8:30am -4:00pm Tues - Fri. If you email outside these hours you will receive a response when Marjorie is back in the office. 

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