All posts by Margaret Doyle

Around the Church

Last week’s photo was St. Joseph, a detail of the nativity picture on the Lady Altar.

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The Voskresenije-Resurrection Choir of St. Petersburg

For one night only, Tuesday, November 20th, the Parish of the Durham Martyrs are delighted to welcome to St. Godric’s, Durham, the Voskresenije-Resurrection Choir of St. Petersburg on their tour of the British Isles.

This vocal ensemble, Resurrection -Voskresenije in Russian – was founded by Jurij Maruk in 1993. It consists of nine professional female and male vocalists trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. The repertoire of the ensemble includes Russian Sacred Music as well as folk music. Guest performances in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, the UK, France and Italy have met with great success, and the choir has recorded several CDs of their repertoire, which includes some specially composed arrangements of Burns songs by John McIntosh.

Tickets £7-50 (free for under 19s) available from Durham Martyrs Parish Office 0191 3843810

The Finchale Partnership

The Partnership Development Group met in September.  At the meeting, the PDG discussed a proposal for the amalgamation of parishes in West Durham, and plans for Partnership events over the next few months.  The full minutes of the meeting are available on the our partnership webpages currently hosted at https://www.stcuthberts-durham.org.uk/the-finchale-partnership/partnership-development-group-information

Day of Prayer at Ushaw – A Time of Words, Music and Silence

Wednesday, 24 October: 10.30am to 4.00pm. Led by Sister Rosarie Spence. £10.00 per person including coffee, tea and biscuits served both on arrival and to conclude the day.
10.30am Coffee / Tea and biscuits
11.00am First Session
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Second Session
4.00pm Coffee / Tea and biscuits
Lunch is not provided, but there is a delicious range of great value home-made soups, pastries and cakes available in the refectory. Bookings can be made on-line via Ushaw’s website (www.ushaw.org) or call 0191 3345119.

Holy Hours

In his recent pastoral letter, Bishop Seamus asked that we pray that the grace of Jesus Christ will bring hope to the suffering and healing to the wounds of those who have been so deeply hurt by abuse.  He suggested that we should hold Holy Hours in each parish.  In the Finchale Partnership, the Holy Hours will be:

Tuesday 2 October

7.00pm                 St. Cuthbert’s, Durham                 

7.00pm                 St Joseph’s, Ushaw Moor              Mass at 6.30pm

7.00pm                 St Patrick’s, Langley Moor            Mass at 6.30pm

Thursday 4 October

12 noon               St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College

7.00pm                 St. Joseph’s, Gilesgate, Durham

7.00pm                 St John Fisher, Sedgefield, concluding with Benediction

Durham Martyrs Youth Ministry

Durham Martyrs would like to invite young people from across the Partnership to come along to one of the groups at Durham Martyrs Parish to make new friends, share a meal and take some time out. There are three groups, for three different age ranges:

Base Camp – For school years 4 and 5 – Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30pm

Signpost – For school years 6, 7 and 8 – Thursdays 5 – 7pm

Frontier – For school years 9 – 13 – Wednesdays 7 – 9pm

All groups will meet in the Jubilee Room at St Joseph’s Church, Mill Lane, Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 2JG. Entry is £1.50 and includes a meal.