Thought from Fr. Colm - 8th May

Thanks for the response to our request for support for our schools. It is much appreciated. We continue to get the resource packs to as many parishioners as possible. If some are not receiving them, then please let Marjorie know. We still don’t know when churches will open again. Don’t get too fond of those webcam Masses. They are but a poor substitute for the reality of church gatherings. Community is flesh and blood human contact. Parish gatherings involve the challenge that all human contact involves. Sometimes we enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes irritate each other. But above all, we publicly state that we share a common sense of willingness to try and make it work. We gather from different backgrounds and cultures. We don’t simply press the remote and shift on to a more pleasing Mass that suits the mood of the moment.

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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

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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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