Results of General Synod By-Election

Please find attached result information in respect of the General Synod by-election count that was executed to identify a new proctor in convocation to fill the gap left by the resignation of the Reverend Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes GENERAL SYNOD BY-ELECTION CLERGY ACTUAL COUNT 27 7 17 RESULTS

BISHOP OF DURHAM STATEMENT ON MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has issued the following statement in response to the events in Manchester last night. He said: "The events in Manchester last night are a wanton attack on innocent and vulnerable people. “My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected and particularly for...

National Church – Safeguarding Notices

John Smythe Case - April 2017 To read the update and associated information please follow the link: https://www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/safeguarding-children-vulnerable-adults.aspx

New Safeguarding documents issued

The Church of England has issued several new safeguarding related documents since December 2016. These can be downloaded here:  Full details of these documents can be found here: For full details please visit this link. A Safeguarding Update Bulletin will be circulated soon.

Three in a row for Durham Cathedral!

Durham Cathedral has been crowned the UK’s most popular Cathedral, the third national accolade awarded to Durham Cathedral in just two months. In February 2017, Durham Cathedral was voted as Britain’s Favourite Cathedral in the LandLove Magazine Awards followed by the announcement that Durham Cathedral had been crowned BBC Countryfile...

Daily Devotional Readings

We have been asked to share this: To celebrate 20 years York Courses has produced a booklet of Daily Devotional Readings from Easter to Pentecost. DAILY DEVOTIONAL READINGS A 48-page booklet with a thoughtful reading for every day from Easter to Pentecost (‘Whit Sunday’). £2.99 each, with free UK post and packing Multipack of  3...

A Collect For Peace

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defence, may not fear the power of adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Further...

Restorations of Church of Architectural Merit

We have been asked to share this: I am one of the trustees of the Jill Franklin Trust.  We are a grant giving trust, and one of the things that we give money for is the restoration of churches of architectural merit.  We would consider churches with half a page...

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Publication of pilot audits on safeguarding arrangements

The Church of England has today (Thursday 14th January) published the outcomes of four pilot independent audits into safeguarding arrangements.The Diocese of Durham was one of the four dioceses across the Church of England that took part in the ‘Independent Audit of Diocesan Safeguarding Arrangements’ in September of 2015....