Eucharistic Ministers

"I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ ...; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love." 

- St. Ignatius of Antioch

Eucharistic Ministers are lay people who assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and assist Lay Leaders at Services of Word and Holy Communion. They also take Communion to the sick and the housebound.  This Ministry is subject to specific training and Commissioning by the Diocese and an enhanced DBS check. If you are commissioned as a Minister and interested in joining the rota for Ministers please contact the Parish Office specifying which Mass you regularly attend,


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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