Examination of Conscience 

A link to an in-depth examination.


Prayers before/after Confession

A selection of prayers for Confession.


Advice for Youth

A selection of blog posts from Lifeteen. 




"Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God."
Pope John Paul II

"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offence committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labours for their conversion"  

CCC 1422, Catechism of the Catholic Church

Confession is available within our Parish at the following times:

St. Godric’s Saturday: 10.30am-11.00am
St. Joseph’s Saturday: 9.15am - 9:45 am

During Lent and Advent Partnership Reconciliation Services are held with the opportunity for individual Confession heard by priests from within the Finchale Partnership

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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