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In accordance with government guidelines from Thursday 5th November 2020 all public Masses will be suspended until further notice. However, churches can remain open for private prayer, and below is a note of what arrangements have been made in the parish, commencing on Tuesday, 10th November. Masks will still need to be worn and you will have to give your name and contact details to the steward who is checking people in, but you do not have to book beforehand.

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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 22/11/20Fr. Colm Hayden
00:00 / 07:08

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. It’s a feast that always prepares us for Advent and Christmas. All this now seems to have been turned upside down by the pandemic. One minute we’re optimistic Churches will be open for Christmas, then the news changes almost instantly. Please be patient. The Church, the Diocese, and indeed the parish, will be ready to respond. The Hardship Fund is responding to immediate needs, which are on the increase, and so again, many thanks for your great generosity in supporting this Fund. The Listening Service will be ready to begin soon. Intense preparation by way of professional support has gone into doing this properly, and an announcement will be in next week’s bulletin on how to access this very important service. My thanks to the volunteers in both the Hardship and Listening groups.

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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

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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