Palm Sunday

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. Let us join together spiritually as we start Holy Week.

Some suggestions on what we can do today:

View/download our Holy Week prayer pack

Listen to Fr. Colm's reflection on Palm Sunday

Listen to our parishioners read the daily Mass readings

Create Palm Sunday crafts with the young people in the Parish using this template from Free 'N Fun Easter.

Decorate your door or window with a cross. This could be from last year, it can be a stick or greenery from the garden, or it can be a cross you've made, a symbol of our unity.

Join the parish at 9pm for 15 minutes to light a candle and say two prayers for all affected by Coronavirus and our health workers.

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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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