Bidding Prayers

Bidding Prayers (also known as Prayers of the Faithful and Intercessory Prayers) are written by people across the whole Parish and contain intentions for four main categories: for the needs of the universal church,for the public authorities and the salvation of the world, for those burdened by any kind of difficulty and for the local community.


If you would like to be added to the rota of those who write prayers please contact the Parish Office.

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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