Residentiary Canon & Canon Chancellor – Durham Cathedral

The Bishop of Durham, advised by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral, is seeking to appoint a Residentiary Canon and Canon Chancellor with energy, resilience and a public-facing outlook. This is a senior post and the appointee will be expected to have a proven theological, strategic and leadership capability. As a Residentiary Canon and Member of the...

Archdeacon of Sunderland

We are looking for a skilled and passionate leader able to work with the Bishop of Durham and his senior team as an active participant in shared leadership, releasing our Bishops to a fuller ministry of mission and evangelism in the public square. Are you interested in this exciting role...

Bishop of Durham Christmas Sermon

CHRISTMAS SERMON 2017   INTRODUCTION I remember looking at our eldest, Caroline, just a few days after her birth. She lay in her Moses basket so perfect, and so content. She looked utterly and wonderfully peaceful. I was filled with wonder, joy, thankfulness and humility. I have no doubt that Mary and...

Bishop of Durham Christmas Message 2017

The sun was rising and the sky was aglow; frost covered the earth. It was glorious. It was so peaceful. The place? Travelling on the train down to London in the ‘Quiet’ coach, looking across to the silhouetted North York Moors. Peacefulness is something we all long for and love....

Bishop’s Presidential Address November 2017 – Mutual Flourishing

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS DIOCESAN SYNOD    Introduction In Rwanda and Burundi you will see coffee plants growing between banana trees on the hillsides because there is a mutually beneficial relationship between the 2 plants. Each flourishes better because of the presence of the other. Each is more fruitful because of the other. In the...

Bishop Paul talks on domestic violence

Domestic Violence Speech: Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse in Faith Communities, 23rd November, Kahrmel Wellness That one in three women worldwide have experienced some form of gender-based violence, and 1 in 4 women in the UK is affected by Domestic Violence and Abuse, is unacceptable. That 1 in...

Stockton Academy marks 100 years since Passchendaele with a celebration of remembrance

Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy in Stockton-on-Tees has taken the opportunity to mark 100 years since the hostilities of the First World war that saw 100’s of thousands slaughtered in the fields of Passchendaele, to commemorate with a whole school celebration of remembrance. Passchendaele was the third battle of...

Bishop Paul helps bridge ‘The Gap’

The  Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has begun his series of chat shows with a difference to help bring the good news to life for people and confront some tough social issues. Billed as a chat show with a twist, ‘The Gap’, as the events are titled...

Bishop of Durham Preaches at Installation of Canons

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the licensing of canons at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 5th November 2017. LICENSING OF CATHEDRAL CANONS Sunday November 5th 2017 Margaret Masson (Lay); Val Shedden, Dorothy Snowball, David Tomlinson (Clergy) Isaiah 66.20-33 & Ephesians 1.11-end INTRODUCTION We are in the season of remembering. Today it...

Bishop of Durham Preaches at Reformation 500 Service

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the Reformation 500 service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 29th October 2017.   Durham Cathedral – October 29th Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3.19-28; John 8.31-36 INTRODUCTION ‘They are now justified by his grace as a gift’. For Martin Luther it was the question of...