Rev. Deacon David Jonathon Bowes - Ordination to the Priesthood.

You may remember Jonathon Bowes visited our parish in the last few years when he was a seminarian. Today he will be ordained to the priesthood. We keep Jonathon in our prayers today and wish him well.

Information from the Diocesean Website:

The priestly ordination of Rev. Deacon David Jonathon Bowes will now take place on Saturday 3 October at St. Joseph's Church, Hartlepool at 11.00am with Bishop Robert Byrne CO as principal celebrant.

For those who are unable to attend due to current COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a livestream available through the Holy Family Catholic Parish, Hartlepool YouTube channel and St. Mary's Church, Hartlepool Facebook Page.

An Ordination Booklet has been produced to follow the Mass.

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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,


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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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