Archdeacon says a fond farewell to the Diocese

The retirement of The Venerable Nick Barker, Archdeacon of Auckland, was marked by a farewell service at Durham Cathedral on Thursday (20th July at 7.00pm). Nick and his wife Katherine were joined by fellow clergy, friends, family, parishioners and well wishers from across the Diocese as he marked the end...

Popular Archdeacon to say a fond farewell to the Diocese of Durham

The retirement of The Venerable Nick Barker, Archdeacon of Auckland, will be marked by a farewell service at Durham Cathedral this coming Thursday (20th July at 7.00pm). Nick and his wife Katherine will be joined by fellow clergy, friends, family, parishioners and well wishers from across the Diocese as he...

Church is transforming through learning

More than 70 Clergy from the Diocese of Durham have so far embarked on MLG (Missional Leadership for Growth) a programmed designed to challenge the status quo and help churches face outward in their communities and navigate a more missional direction. The program of training and reimagining creative leadership of...

Durham church musician receives accolade from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Durham City based Anne Harrison, a Church Musician and Academic, has become the proud recipient of The Thomas Cranmer Award for Worship in recognition of her sustained and outstanding contribution to music in worship. Anne received Her Lambeth Award from the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this...

Ordination Gallery 2017

Seventeen (17) people from diverse walks of life and all ages have been ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies in Durham Cathedral and St Helen Auckland this Petertide. Each one has been called to ordained ministry after amassing a wealth of experiences in...

Ordination Profile 2017

Seventeen (17) people from diverse walks of life and all ages will be ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies to be staged mainly at Durham Cathedral this Petertide (July 1st - 2nd & 3rd). Each one has been called to ordained ministry after...

Married couple commit to the Church

Married couple Mark and Emily Hudghton are both being ordained as Deacons at the same ceremony, Emily will be based at Stockton Parish Church and Mark at Shildon, St John. Emily, 27, studied English and Related Literature at The University of York before completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education at...

Ordinands are God’s Runners!

Two keen athletes will be ordained as Deacons in the Church of England Diocese of Durham in Durham Cathedral on the 2nd July. Danny Driver and Simon Grundy both believe their running has had a significant impact on their faith journeys, each with different slant but both recognise that running...

Sermon for the installation of canons 2017

INSTALLATION OF SHEILA BAMBER, MARGARET VAUGHAN & ANDREW ROGERS AS CATHEDRAL CANONS Sunday 18th June 2017, Durham Cathedral Deuteronomy 10.12-11.1 & Acts 23.12-end INTRODUCTION  We meet to worship and pray in this ancient Cathedral, with all its signs of worship, prayer, stability and safety in the shadow of the horrific tragedy of Grenfell...

Organising a General Election Husting

Organising A General Election Hustings Many churches across the Diocese of Durham have held hustings events in the lead-up to previous General Elections. The following information is provided to help people think about planning an event, but it is important that organisers check the new guidance on the CTBI Churches Together in...