Thought from Fr. Colm - 18th October

The Parish now gears up for visits from Lumiere and the wonderful choir from Russia. The Partnership continues to take shape. The PDG meets this week with the challenging issue of property needing closer scrutiny. How do we use our properties? This includes our churches. How do we use buildings that are largely unused for most of the week? Concerts? Youth gatherings? We have to be pliable. Benches will be temporarily moved. More comfortable seating will be needed if we want to continue with concerts at St. Godric's. Let us shift the mindsets on our traditional perception on church buildings. Exciting and challenging times.

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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 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

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