All Parish Masses/Private Prayer CANCELLED

Updated: 6 days ago

With a growing concern for the safety of our parishioners, we have taken the decision to cancel Masses and Private Prayer at St Godric's and St Joseph's churches.

Our plan is

  • No Masses or services from Sunday 10 January to Tuesday 19 January, apart from three scheduled funerals (15th, 19th and 22nd January)

  • Friday 15 January - review of the situation, looking at the figures on transmission of the virus in our area.

If the situation has improved sufficiently, then

  • Tuesday 19 January - the booking system re-opens for Masses for weekend Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January, and weekday Masses resume.

  • Note that there are private funerals on Tuesday 19 January and Friday 22 January so the first public Exposition and Mass would be Wednesday 20 January.

If the situation remains a concern, continue with the closure, then

  • Friday 22 January, review again

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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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