Thought from Fr. Colm - 15th May

Many thanks to all who left games, quizzes etc at St. Josephs. The response has been amazing.

We continue with uncertainty regarding church openings. This is perfectly understandable. Safety is an absolute essential. Support within the community continues with a state of high alert in our parish for the most vulnerable. Thanks to all who are running with this. We continue to provide the parish packs, which are proving a great gift to so many. Thanks to Katie and team.

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Thought from Fr. Colm - 15th January

I am not going to add to the constant bombardment of negative news you receive regularly, but the need to close our two churches is without doubt the most important decision we have to cope with now a

About Us 

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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