We were thinking about it

Nearly fifty young people from across the Diocese and beyond have been 'Thinking About It!' - that is thinking what faith means. They were attending a conference held at Cuthbert House on Tuesday 21st February entitled 'Thinking about it!'. Guest speakers included: The Revd Gemma Sampson, The Revd Dr Richard...

We Are Praying

With only three day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here tenth post to say: "We are praying…". It is so exciting to have arrived at the week of Talking Jesus, Durham after these months of preparation. Today the Talking Jesus planning team met for the final time before...

Ready steady Start!

With only five day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here eight post to say: "Ready steady Start!". Accompanying people finding faith through courses like Alpha, Start or other introductions to Christianity has been a real joy of ordained ministry for me. Seeing people discover that they are loved,...

Everyone loves a freebie

With only six day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here seventh post to say: "Everyone loves a freebie...". We have tried to gather helpful resources for Talking Jesus Durham but in all the rush of getting events organised and welcoming mission teams these can sometimes get...

One week to go

Talking Jesus starts in Durham Cathedral on the 2nd March and Sophie Jelley uses here sixth post to say: "One one week and counting ... 'Talking Jesus, Durham' will truly be a blessing 'for the transformation of us all.'". It was such a joy for folks from our Diocese to...

Result of the vote on the House of Bishops’ Report

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted "not to take note" of a Report by the House of Bishops following a debate on the report earlier today on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships. A take note debate is a neutral motion which allows Synod to discuss the...

Calling All Miners To Bear Witness

A Priest at St Anne’s Church, Bishop Auckland in The Diocese of Durham has launched an entrepreneurial quest to reach out to all of the region's miners and bear witness to their life & times, community and voice in a project designed to capture the spirit of the region's...
Archbishop Sentamu

25 Bishops head to Durham to support our communities

Twenty five Bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England will be heading to the Diocese of Durham for a weekend of mission called ‘Talking Jesus’ from 2nd - 5th March.    The four days of mission and celebration start at Durham Cathedral on Thursday...

Church Communicator Announced As New Durham Vicar

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is delighted to announce that the new Vicar of St Nicholas Church in Durham Market place will be the Revd Arun Arora who is currently the Director of Communications for the National Institutions of the Church of England. Having trained for the...

Durham Youngsters Amongst First In Children’s Council

Twelve Young People from across the Diocese of Durham have become among the first in the Church of England to form a Children’s Council. The Children’s Council is made up of young people aged eight years (8)+ to come together to help give children a stronger voice in...