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 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...

Vocations Strategy and Development Advisor

Background Up to now the Diocese has been served by a Diocesan Director of Ordinands (0.6 FTE combined with a 0.4 FTE parochial responsibility). It is our belief that now is the right time to reimagine this role in order to create a full time Vocations post which includes the...

Talkin’ about Jesus

A song written by Mark Lee from student support at Hartlepool College of FE, for the event with the Archbishop Sentamu during the Talking Jesus weekend. http://durhamdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/TalkinaboutJesus.m4a Talkin’ about Jesus: Surrounded by all of these things It's hard to know who we are Fatter cats and go-getters A manuf(r)actured world We've written...

Holy Feast Attracts Ten Thousand People During Food Festival

More than Ten Thousand people have visited the Holy Feast exhibits at a Bishop Auckland Church as part of the Bishop Auckland Food Festival. Bishop Auckland Market Place Church St Anne’s in the Diocese of Durham has welcome more than Ten Thousand people for it’s contribution to the 2017 Bishop...

Church Ladies To Meet Jamie Oliver In Recognition Of Their Work On Holiday Hunger

Four Ladies from Churches in the Billingham area of The Diocese of Durham are heading to London this week to meet Jamie Oliver in recognition of their work in helping to support and feed nearly 1500 children during the school holidays. Edie Hollifield (69), Enid Grey (73), Beryl O’Hara (69)...