Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2

Working across the Dioceses of Newcastle and Durham, we are looking to appoint a Director of IME (Phase2) to help us respond to changing missional contexts against the background of a planned increase in the number of clergy entering the initial stage of ordained ministry. With a strong history of...

Durham Cathedral Celebrates New Appointments at Evensong

A celebratory Evensong on Sunday 11 February at Durham Cathedral saw new appointments within the Diocese of Durham and at Durham Cathedral.   Simon Wood, a serving judge with lifelong links to music and volunteering in the Church of England, has been installed as a Lay Member of Chapter and a...

Dean Dedicates Cuthbert House Banner

The Very Red Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham has dedicated a banner specially commisioned for the St Aidan's Chapel at Cuthbert House, Durham. The banner which has been gifted to the Diocese by the Chapter of Durham Cathedral was handmade by the Cathedral's Broderers and is based upon an ancient depiction of St...

The National Weekend of Invitation

We hope you have already heard about The National Weekend of Invitation which is taking place from 15th – 17th June 2018, and we very much want to encourage churches from all over the diocese to get involved. (This comes just a few weeks after ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in May...

New member of the team is passionate about church buildings

The Diocese of Durham has appointed a new officer to look after its places of worship and ministry. Daniel Spraggon (38) has recently taken over from Bill Heslop (63) who has retired from the role of Care of Churches Secretary after 18 years in the role and 38 years...

Durham Children Feature In Presentation To The Queen

The work of the Diocese of Durham’s Children’s Council was presented to The Queen at a celebration service to mark the 150th Anniversary of Scripture Union on Wednesday 6th at St Mary's Islington. Children’s Ministry Adviser for the Diocese, Sharon Pritchard, was invited to attend the service and to meet...

Archdeacon Takes On New City Role

The Venerable Stuart Bain is stepping down from his role as Archdeacon of Sunderland to become Provost of Sunderland Minster where he will focus on growing its presence in the heart of the City of Sunderland. After nearly 16 years as an Archdeacon, and more than 37 years of ordained...

Washington Clergyman Becomes Queen’s Chaplain

The Revd Canon David Glover has been honoured by being appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen (QHC). Revd Glover who is Rector of Holy Trinity Washington in the Diocese of Durham said he was shocked but honoured to learn that he had been appointed. He added: “It came as a...

Networking Matters

One the joys of the Diocese of Durham is the richness of its diversity. Some churches find great value in connecting with a particular network, enabling them to be part of something beyond themselves and to receive fresh insight from outside their immediate situation. The mission and ministry support team...

Shildon Youth Are Burning Bright This Autumn

A good idea, an entrepreneurial vicar, funding from within the community and a lot of inspirational testimonies from the youth of Shildon has resulted in a publication of ‘Burning Bright’ a book that celebrates in their words, their role models. Young people of Shildon were invited to write, in not...