Lift me up


Lift me up with hands that hold me steady

I am not strong enough to stand alone

Yet one day I will walk the ways you lead me

I am the fruit of seeds that you have sown.

Touch my hand with hands that can be gentle

I am yet weak but strength has weakness too

For I have noticed sometimes when you’re smiling

You hide big tears that choke the way mine do.

Love me much for I am ever growing

My soul can dry up just like flowers that die

Feed me with the love of people and nature

Give me strength, and set my standards high.

Give me justice, freedom and the future

Let my mind and heart stay undefiled

Be my friend and helper while I’m learning

And give me trust, for I am but a child.

(Prayer composed by Rhonda Rice.)

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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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