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.

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...

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....