Offertory Counters

  Within the parish of the Durham Martyrs, there are 7 groups who take turns to count the money collected at each weekend mass. In addition to the loose plate, they also account for the Gift Aid, 2nd Collections and other income streams such as Fair Trade, Piety stall, Candles, Papers etc. To help facilitate this a system has been devised which allows each income stream to be counted and then checked by a different person before it is entered on the master recording sheet. We work in teams of 3 and each team is scheduled to count once every 7 weeks.  The count takes place in the Don Bosco room at St Joseph's on either Sunday after 11:00 am mass or on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. New members are always welcome to help with this very important task.   If you are interested please contact  the Parish Office .

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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