Bishop Paul Talking Jesus on BBC TEES

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham took to BBC Radio Tees today Sunday 26th February to 'Talk Jesus' to Mike Hill on the Sunday Breakfast show. Mike was interviewing Bishop Paul about the 'Talking Jesus' mission that starts on the 2nd March and continues through 5th March 2017. With...

Bishop Mark’s Christmas Sermon

CHRISTMAS SERMON PREACHED BY BISHOP MARK, BISHOP OF JARROW AT THE MIDNIGHT MASS AT ST PAUL’S CHURCH JARROW CHRISTMAS 2016 AND ON CHRISTMAS MORNING AT HMP FRANKLAND Inevitably Christmas this year is overshadowed by the events in Berlin. But it would be sad if we forgot all that has gone...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Sermon

Bishop Paul delivered his sermon for Christmas at the Midnight Eucharist in Durham Cathedral this year. INTRODUCTION “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” More literally translated this glorious verse from the astounding prologue of John’s gospel is, “The Word became flesh and pitched his tent among us” or as another...

Bishop Paul adds commentary to his Christmas message

Following the release of his Christmas message, Bishop Paul has taken to camera to discuss the meaning behind it. Talking with Keith Blundy, Bishop Paul expands on the ideas of 'Looking Up' and applies them to our everyday world and has adds some context to our regional situation this Christmas...

Bishop Speaks In The Lords During The Debate On The Report from the Social...

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham spoke today (Tuesday 20th December 2017) in The House of Lords during the Debate On The Report from the Social Mobility Committee. Rising at 17:27:06 Bishop Paul spoke for some nine minutes outlining his thinking and observations on the report. The transcript follows. The full...

Bishops reflect on looking up and on the light of hope this Christmas

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and The Rt Revd Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow have both used their Christmas messages to reflect on the hope that Christmas brings and of the poverty and fear that blight our hopes for a brighter future. Both Christmas messages have been...

Bishop Opens New Chapter In Hospice’s Story

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has today (Wednesday 14th December 2016) signalled a new chapter in the life of a Durham Hospice by formally opening the newly finished building works at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, Durham. Bishop Paul was invited to tour the newly completed facilities including new...

SABBATICAL STUDY LEAVE 3 – Poverty

In the third of several blog posts, Bishop Paul expands on his recent Sabbatical Study Leave. Bishop Paul's Blog can be read here Others in this series Sabbatical Blog 1  Sabbatical Blog 2 INTRODUCTION Walking into a Batwa home seeing a couple of blankets on the dirt floor of...

SABBATICAL STUDY LEAVE 2 – What I did and why 2

In the second of several blog posts, Bishop Paul expands on his recent Sabbatical Study Leave. Bishop Paul's Blog can be read here Others in this series Sabbatical Blog 1  Sabbatical Blog 3 INTRODUCTION I began my sabbatical study leave by attending an international consultation on Child Theology. This...

Christmas Is On The Cards For Community School

Simone’s design will be the Bishop’s official Christmas card for 2016 where more than 300 three hundred are sent out, across the North East, UK and internationally. Bishop Mark said: “A different school is asked to run the competition each year, which shows our commitment to the schools...