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...

Bishop of Durham faces up to some tough questions

The  Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham will be taking part in a 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...

New Archdeacon of Auckland Announced

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is pleased to announce that the Revd Rick Simpson (51) of St Brandon’s, Brancepeth has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Auckland following the retirement of the Venerable Nick Barker in July. In his new role, Rick will be responsible for...

CHILDREN, POVERTY, AND A GROWING CHURCH

The following text was given by The Rt Revd, Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham in the opening session of the Clergy Study Day on 3rd October at Stockton Parish Church. The full text can be downloaded here: CHILDREN, POVERTY AND A GROWING CHURCH.pdf INTRODUCTION Rosemary and I were sat in Gikomero Parish...

Bishop Paul questions Government on its response to refugee report

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham asked the Government for its response to the All-Party Parliamentary Group report on Refugees in a short question in the House of Lords on Wednesday 19th July 2017. Rising at 7.45pm, Bishop Paul introduced the short debate saying: "My Lords, I am pleased...

Bishop Paul speaks in the HoL on the Queen’s Speech

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has spoken today Monday 26th June in the debate on the Gracious Speech (Queens speech at the opening of Parliament). Bishop Paul began speaking at: 16:14:57 A transcript of his draft address is given below. The precise speech as delivered in the House...

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...