The Last Supper

The Last Supper by Sieger Köder

On the night before he died, Jesus had a last supper with his friends

and showed them how to remember forever

what his mission was all about, what they were supposed to do.

He got a basin of water and got down on his knees

to wash their feet, one at a time. This was just not done.

There were servants in those days to wash the dusty feet of guests.

Peter spoke up, unhappy about this, but Jesus told him

this was the way: serve each other in humility, serve the poor.

This is what he meant when he gave us his body.

Lord, help us to grow in the ministry of service,

to understand that the purpose of life is not to gain power,

possession and prestige, but simply to serve.

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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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