Thought from Fr. Colm -19th June

We are seeing some light on the horizon regarding church openings. Thanks to strenuous efforts in the part of our parish Buildings and Health and Safety Committee, we are putting in place the required laws regarding your protection. Some churches are open in the Diocese and soon we’ll have more churches opening, but this will be gradual. These will open for prayer only. But at least we are getting there.

Keep an eye to the request in the bulletin for volunteers in the event of us being able to open churches.

Let us continue to support and pray for our schools in this ever-changing landscape of Government directives. We thank them for being there.

We remember over the next week those great saints Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More, and last but not least St. John the Baptist .

Again, can I ask that you let me know if someone you know would like a chat .

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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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