Health & Safety/Buildings Committee

This committee has a relatively wide remit, essentially caring for our built environment and how we engage with it.

Small day to day tasks are carried out informally by a range of users and as needs change or jobs become more complex or require specialist skills or investment, then these issues are reported via various channels, including the Parish Priest. Formal meetings are held approximately once per quarter. At these meetings progress is reported, new issues are discussed and actions are allocated to specific committee members. Over the following quarter, the lead committee member for each task, coordinates with external advisors, contractors or consults with other committee members via email as appropriate. Minutes of activity are recorded.

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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