Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends is a group for those who have learning difficulties and their friends. The group promotes self-worth and accompaniment of its members through prayerful but fun-based meetings held in the Jubilee Room at St Joseph's  on Saturday afternoons before the Vigil Mass roughly six times a year. 


Every year the group lead Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, in St Joseph's. Pictures of their hand made stations can be viewed on this page. 


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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