Holy Week 2019

13th April (Saturday)    St. Joseph's 5.00pm -

Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday with Procession and Blessing of Palms

14th April - Palm Sunday   St. Godric's 9.00am -

Palm Sunday Mass with Procession and Blessing of Palms and

11.00am at St. Joseph's, with Procession and Blessing of Palms

17th April - Wednesday   Mini-Triduum for the housebound
2.00pm in St. Joseph's Church followed by refreshments

18th April - Holy Thursday 7.00pm- Mass of the Lord's Supper - St. Godric's,
 followed by watching at the Altar of Repose at the Lady Altar, with Night Prayer at 8.45-9.00pm., then Youth Ministry all-night Vigil.


19th April - Good Friday    10.00am - Stations of the Cross
St. Joseph's (Faith and Light)

3.00pm - The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ with Veneration of the Cross
St. Leonard's School

20th April - Holy Saturday    7.00pm - Easter Vigil Mass
St. Leonard's School

21st April - Easter Sunday    10.00am Easter Sunday Mass
St. Leonard's School
Please note: Exposition at St. Godric's -

Wednesday, 17th April, will be the last Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during Holy Week.  It will re-commence on Sunday, 21st April, at the usual time of 3.00-4.00pm, and resume at the normal time of 2.00-3.00pm Monday - Saturday from Monday, 22nd April. There will not be any Sunrise Services at St. Godric's School after it closes on 12th April, nor at St. Joseph's Church after Wednesday, 17th April.

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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