The Word of God assures us


There were many other possible worlds

I could have created.

But, don’t you realize this,

that I didn’t want a world without you.

A world without you would have been

incomplete for me.

You are the child of my heart,

the delight of my thoughts,

the apple of my eye.

Of course, I could have made you different;

taller, shorter, born of different parents,

born in a different place and into a different culture,

endowed with a different set of gifts.

But I didn’t want a DIFFERENT you.

It is THIS you that I love.

Just as every grain of sand on the seashore

and every snowflake that falls in wintertime

has its own unique composition and structure,

so are you composed and structured as no other

human being has ever been.

It is this you that I love,

that I have always loved

and will always love.

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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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