Deeper Encounters


Most importantly we are not alone. This time can give us with an opportunity for greater clarity about the transitions in the life of Christ. He listened deeply in the desert as he prepared for his public ministry; he withdrew to mountain tops and seashores from time to time; he lingered in the Garden of Olives when he realised that the officials were closing in on him.

Deep listening in this time can open us to deeper encounters with the Sacred.

We could make this our prayer at this time:

May all that is not love fall away. May all that is not truth fall away. May all that is not fullness fall away. May all that is not richness fall away. May all that is not peaceful fall away. May this time bring us closer to each other and bring us closer to your all-embracing love. Through and with the love of Christ,


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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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