Refugee Week

15th - 21st June is is Refugee Week, a festival celebrating the contributions and resilience of refugees that includes World Refugee Day on 20th June. Refugee Week gives us the opportunity to pray for refugees, migrants and asylum seekers around the world, for governments and those organisations supporting them and for ourselves, that we may find collective and individual responses to Pope Francis’ reminder of our Christian responsibility to welcome and protect those seeking refuge and a better future.The Justice and Peace group has produced a prayer sheet that will be included in the prayer packs and has also recorded a daily prayer that you will be able to find on facebook each day.The Refugee Week website has information about online events that you can attend this week and 8 simple acts that we can undertake

You can listen to the recorded daily prayers here:

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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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