Altar Servers
The Guild of St Stephen Prayer

O God, you accept our ministry  and allow us to serve at your altar;

grant that while serving you we follow the example

of our patron, St. Stephen, the martyr, and that we may like him,

come to see Jesus standing at your right hand in the Kingdom of Heaven.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your son.


Altar Servers help assist the priest in celebrating Mass. Our Servers are part of The Guild of St Stephen and attend the annual Diocesan Mass for Altar Servers at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle. They serve at both weekend and weekday Masses, funerals, weddings and at our Christmas and Easter Services and tend to be children and young people from our Parish Schools. 



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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