Precautions re: spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

Following a discussion between Margaret, the chair of the Parish Council and Fr. Colm in light of taking precautions against the coronavirus the following steps were implemented at 5pm Mass this evening and will continue in the parish for as long as necessary. The announcement will be read out at all weekend Masses 29th Feb/1st March 2020.

The steps are:

· No water in fonts

· Nod to neighbour rather than shaking hands at Sign of Peace

· Ministers to use hand gel sanitiser before distributing Holy Communion

· Holy Communion by Host only

· Only one Eucharistic minister needed – this should be the first one named on the rota for each Mass to avoid confusion

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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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