The rock split and a shaft of light shone into the darkness.

Only the angels witnessed the resurrection,

The power of the Spirit transforming Jesus into glory.

Mary Magdalene was the first to know, arriving early to find

The empty tomb, called to a new life when she heard her name

Spoken by the risen Lord, whose very breath was peace.

There was no revenge, now he was risen,

No lessons in power for those men who struck him

And flogged him. That’s what we would do, perhaps…

He simply forgave, and taught his friends the meaning of everything

He had said and done, and told them to wait

Until the Spirit powered them up to go out and tell the world:

Christ is Risen, his light spreads over all the earth.

He has forgiven every one of our sins and shown us the path to God.

Sing alleluia, praise the Lord

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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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