My child who art on Earth

My child who art on earth,

worried, lonely, tempted;

I know your name perfectly,

and I pronounce it to hallow it,

because I love you.

No, you are not alone, but lived in by me,

and together we are building the kingdom

which you are going to inherit.

I like you to do my will,

because my will is that you should be happy,

for the Glory of God

is a living human being.

Always count on me

and you will have bread for today;

do not worry,

I only ask that you should get used to

sharing it with your sisters and brothers.

You know that I forgive your trespasses

even before you commit them;

that is why I ask that you should do the same

to those who trespass against you.

So that you should never fall into temptation,

take my hand tightly

and I will deliver you from evil,

my dear child.

Margaret Hebblethwaite

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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