Advent 2019

Sunrise Services

10-minute services will take place in St. Bede’s Chapel in St. Godric’s School on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8.45a.m.  until the end of term.  Come and help the children appreciate the real meaning of Christmas preparations! All welcome.


Services will also take place in the Jubilee Room at St. Joseph’s at 7.30am Monday to Friday, up to 20th December.  Please note that there will be no Sunrise Service on Christmas Eve.  Also, there will not be any Sunrise Services at St. Godric's.



Tuesday, 10th December 7.00pm, St. Patrick's, Langley Moor

Partnership Reconciliation Service

Sunday, 15th December 4.00pm, St. Joseph's

Christingle Service and Party

Tuesday, 24th December 7.00pm, St. Leonard's School

Christmas Eve Vigil Mass Preceded by Carols at 6.30pm


Wednesday, 25th December 10.00am, St. Leonard's School

Christmas Day Mass

Thursday, 26th December 10.00am, St. Godric's

St. Stephen's Day Mass



No Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 24th-26th December inclusive.



On New Year's Eve, Tuesday 31st December, there will be Exposition at

St. Godric's from 2.00-3.00pm

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 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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