Sermon from the Mothers Union Commissioning 2017

MOTHERS UNION COMMISSIONING Durham Cathedral Sunday June 11th 2017  INTRODUCTION 4 million members in 83 countries makes the Mothers Union one of the largest Christian voluntary organisations in the world. Here in Durham there are 72 branches across the diocese with around 1,700 members. Yet it all began with the vision of...

2017 Prayer Walks A Resounding Success

The Bishop of Durham has completed his 2017 round of Prayer Walks. He began on Ascension Day (May 25th) walking in Gateshead for three days and then last week 3 days in Hartlepool ending on Pentecost Sunday (June 4th).  The walks featured an opportunity for the Bishop to meet people...

2017 Prayer Walks Are Go

The Bishop of Durham has embarked on the 2017 round of Prayer Walks today, Ascension Day. The prayer walks - started in Gateshead at Dunston Staiths before going along the Tyne to the Sage after a short visit to the Gateshead Heritage Centre. The Walk progress on to the Millennium...

Bishop Paul to embark on third wave of Prayer Walks

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to about to embark on the third set of prayer walks round his Diocese, aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and pray for it and its people. Bishop Paul will take part in two further...

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...

Presidential Address Focuses on Valuing Every Person

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham gave his presidential address to the Synod of the Diocese of Durham on Saturday 20th May 2017 where he spoke at length on 'Valuing Every Person'. Framed within a contemporary but thought provoking theological context, Bishop Paul touched on areas including: General...

Bishop of Durham to host a community sponsorship evening

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to host refugee welcome event in Gateshead on 18th May 2017. Community sponsorship provides a safe and legal route for refugees to resettle and integrate successfully in a new community.  It equips local communities to play a vital role in resettling...

Priest in Charge of Croxdale, Tudhoe and Merrington

These parishes have been cared for faithfully. Good things are going on. They are part of a group in which working together has increasing significance.  We need a priest committed to working with colleagues seeking to develop relationships between the churches in the group. There are training tasks to...

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life

  Issued by the Church of England, London, 06 May 2017, 00:01 Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today. In a pastoral letter to the parishes and chaplaincies of the Church of England, Archbishops Justin Welby and John...

Sedgefield and the Trimdons

The old market town of Sedgefield together with nearby communities form the small Upper Skerne Team. This is a partnership of clergy and laity, with a vision to develop discipleship and inspiring worship, to work with schools and families, and to evangelise and serve within local communities. “If...