The Parish of the Durham Martyrs 

In 2013 the parish of St Bede and Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric was merged with the parish of St Joseph to officially become the Parish of the Durham Martyrs. We had our inaugural Mass as one parish in St Leonard's Catholic School and continue to worship together there as one community for our Christmas and Easter Masses.  Our parish priest is  Fr. Colm Hayden.


Our parish prayer was written in honour of our first Mass as one community and it is recited during all our Masses and Services.  





Parish Prayerrecited by Elaine McColl
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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,


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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