Church Cleaning
St Godric's

On a regular basis, we hoover the church and clean the toilets and kitchen. This is done once a week. We hope new members can join the cleaning group. It is a very good exercise and it is lovely to spend time in the church cleaning the Lord’s House. 
The spring cleaning that happens twice a year - before Easter and Christmas is done by other parishioners. The Rota is updated on a regular basis and if anyone wishes to join it they are most welcome. We have 6 groups. Some groups are made up 2 to 3 members but  2 groups have just one member each. On behalf of Father Colm thank you to all the members and parishioners who take part in cleaning the church. If you are interested in joining the cleaning rota please contact
the Parish Office. 

St Joseph's

Two or three people form a team which will come up on the rota about every six weeks, to hoover and dust the altar and the body of the church. Twice a year we join together for an in-depth clean.  The windows and brasses are looked after separately.  Access is best after a service or when Marjorie the secretary is in unless someone on the team has a key to the church. If you are interested in joining the cleaning rota 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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