Thought from Fr. Colm - 11th April 2020

And so we arrive at Easter Sunday. An Easter like no other. The intensity of feelings will be unusual for so many of us. Never will we have experienced such confinement. From my own experience of speaking to many by phone, there is an absolute importance for us to communicate. To talk. Texting and emailing are fine, but more is needed. Pick up the phone. Don’t think for one minute that the other isn’t bothered whether you do or don’t.

Again can I thank those who have given of their time to shopping for the more vulnerable, of which I include myself!

And so let me use this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter.

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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

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