In 2013 the parish of St Bede and Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric was merged with the parish of St Joseph to officially become the Parish of the Durham Martyrs. We had our inaugural Mass as one parish in St Leonard’s Catholic School and continue to worship together there as one community for our Christmas and Easter Masses. Our parish Priest is Fr. Colm Hayden.
Fr. Colm is from Dublin, Ireland. He was appointed our parish priest in 2005. In 2015 Bishop Seamus further appointed Fr. Colm as the Episcopal Vicar for the East Durham and Sunderland area.
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The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is an exempt charity. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 07890590. The registered office address is Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education HQ, Barmston Court, Turbine Business Park, Nissan Way, Washington, SR5 3NY..