Parish Prayer Group

For the past 7 years, we have been meeting in Breda’s house each Wednesday at 7.30. We generally follow the same format each week, after greeting each other we pray our intentions and say a decade of the rosary. Then we read a gospel passage and reflect on it then share with each other how that gospel speaks to us in our lives. Sometimes instead of a Lectio Divina style of prayer based on the word, we will pray with an image, maybe a painting or icon. Sometimes we use prayer of the imagination.
   We have become dear friends to each other because there is such trust and depth of sharing within the group. We always share a cuppa and a bit of time to relax together after prayer, generally finishing between about 9:00 and 9.30. Do speak to any one of us if you’d like to come along or contact Maria via 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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