Inclusive Church

Durham Martyrs Inclusive Group vision is to be a warm, welcoming parish for all parishioners, flexibly adapting to need, irrespective of age, health or circumstances to enable us to build a community for the service of everyone. One practical example of this is establishing our Parish as a Dementia Friendly Community with trained volunteers and facilities in accordance with best practice for those affected by dementia. We also run on the second Tuesday of every month a Memory Café for those who living with dementia and their carers. We provide a warm welcome, informal chatter and creative activities and look forward to parishioners and non- parishioners or friends coming along to our café. While we have made good progress against dementia, we are still looking to develop further our action plan to make our parish a truly “inclusive” community.

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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