Durham Martyrs' Parish Hardship Fund 

Over the last few months the Parish, thanks to generous donations from parishioners, has established a Hardship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to assist parishioners and their families, in the parish catchment area, suffering short-term financial hardship. The fund is now open to applications.


The Hardship Fund is overseen by a panel. The panel members are: Fred Haywood, Joe Hughes, Chris Mclean, Tony Power and Emma Turnbull with support from Fr. Colm Hayden.

Please read the information sheet before completing your application. A list of alternative support is also available. 


To apply please complete the application form which is available below in PDF or Word format, or by contacting the parish secretary on 07391 529827. There is also a confidential email - durhamsaints@outlook.com


Download Application as a Word Document by clicking the icon below 


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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