“Being listened to and heard is one of the greatest desires of the human heart.”  (Author unknown)


Would you like someone to talk to?

Our listeners (we are not medics nor counsellors) are available to offer a Confidential, free listening service for any adults who wish to talk about issues concerning them such as loneliness, lockdown, isolation.


In a safe, confidential, friendly telephone environment.


To make an appointment please ring this dedicated phone line 07907046286 Monday to Friday 9-12am and 2-5pm, we will explain a little more about the service and arrange a listening space for you with one of our team, please leave your name and contact number and your call will be returned.

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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