The Dean swaps his surplice for a sleeping bag in support of the homeless

The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham will be swapping his surplice for a sleeping bag later this month as he joins other CEOs and business leaders in a sleepout in Durham Cathedral in support of the homeless.  Andrew will join hundreds of business leaders who are all coming...

Diocese Announces New Registrar

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is delighted to confirm that the Diocese of Durham has a new Registrar. He is Philip Wills LL.M, who was until recently the deputy registrar of the Diocese. Philip takes over from Hilary Monckton-Milnes LL.B who retired from the post at the...

Maundy Royal Invite for Durham People

Four remarkable volunteers from the Diocese of Durham are being recognised for their outstanding community service by being invited to the Royal Maundy Service to receive Maundy Money from Her Majesty The Queen at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Thursday 29th March 2018. Those receiving the Maundy Money are: Mrs...

New appointment for Canon Sue

The Revd Canon Sue Pinnington will be leaving Durham Diocese this summer for pastures new. Sue will be taking up the role of Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys and Director of Mission in the Diocese of Monmouth in the Church of Wales. Not at all daunted by ‘leading the way’, Sue,...

New appointment focuses on resourcing churches

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has appointed a new Senior Resourcing Church Leader to spearhead the development of a network of Resourcing Churches, which are key to growth in the Diocese of Durham. The role sees The Revd Canon David Tomlinson, currently Vicar of Shildon and Area...

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...

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...