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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

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....

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.

Networking Matters

One the joys of the Diocese of Durham is the richness of its diversity. Some churches find great value in connecting with a particular network, enabling them to be part of something beyond themselves and to receive fresh insight from outside their immediate situation. The mission and ministry support team...

National Church – Safeguarding Notices

John Smythe Case - April 2017 To read the update and associated information please follow the link:

Diocesan Diary Dates 2018

The Diocesan Meeting & Events Dates are available here: 2018 MEETING DATES.pdf The document contains dates of all the Diocesan Meetings, ordinations and other key dates in the Diocesan Calandar.  

C0 Online Training

In order to access the course please click on the link below:   Once on this page, those wishing to complete the course should click on the ‘Safeguarding Basic Awareness’ blue button beneath the picture located on the right of the screen. They should then follow the link to register as a...


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...

Additional resources for parishes to support mission

Many of you will be aware that Rachael Philips has been working hard on raising the profile of generosity across the diocese of Durham over the last two years working with over 100 different churches and individuals to assist each one in their context. As a development of Rachael’s...