At our Masses last weekend our churches were at full capacity - both Sunday Masses were fully booked by midweek and the Vigil Mass had spaces to start with but became full when 17 people who had not booked a place arrived. While it is fantastic to see so many of you, we do now face the prospect of turning away people who have not made a booking. If the church reaches full capacity, we will have to ask anyone who turns up without a booked place to wait outside, to see if we have any no-shows. We can only offer a seat to these people at the last minute. For the safety of everyone, please: - book a place at the Saturday/Sunday Masses, do not rely on there being a place for you if you have not booked - aim to be seated a few minutes before Mass starts, so that your place is not given away at the last minute.

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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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