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...

Stanley Family Confirm Four into One is Possible

Four generations of the same family have confirmed their faith in a service conducted by The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham at St Andrew’s Church Stanley this week. Four generations of one Family have been newly confirmed into the Church of England. Great Gran - Iris, Nan...

Vicar plans Beer & Hymns session at her own local

The Revd Chantal Noppen had a good idea of combining her love of real ale and her day job as team vicar of the parish of North Wearside in Sunderland by holding a Beer & Hymns evening on on Saturday 21st October at her local - St Cuthbert’s Church, Red...

Sherburn lad licensed at Durham Cathedral

Readers, parish clergy and their congregations gathered at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 23rd September for the annual Reader Licensing and celebration service.  The occasion was also marked by the licensing of Stephen Martin as a Reader in the Diocese of Durham the latest to take on this important work of lay...

Bus Trip Licensing

It's not every day that a new incumbent is licensed let alone in three locations in the space of one afternoon, moving between sites courtesy of a minibus! That was the case for the Revd Barbara Hilton when she was licensed as Priest in Charge of Croxdale St Bartholomew, Tudhoe...

Diocese Announces New Chancellor

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is delighted to confirm that the Diocese of Durham has a new Chancellor. He is Adrian Iles, currently the deputy chancellor of the Diocese and a member of the Legal Office of the National Church Institutions. Adrian will take over from the...

It’s anniversary time for churches across the diocese

During this autumn, many churches across the Diocese will be celebrating a range of special anniversaries including: Leadgate, St Ives on 16th September celebrating 150 years St Ninian’s Gateshead 17th September celebrating 50 years St Brandon’s, Brancepeth 17th September for the 1500th anniversary of Brendan’s expeditions. 8th October Bernard Gilpin 500 and Houghton-le-Spring’s Feast. Plus we...

New Appointments are Proof of Invests in Ministry

The Church of England in Diocese of Durham is investing in Church Growth and Ministry to the people of the North East through investing in two new appointments. The Revd Dr Canon Alan Barlett and the Revd Dr Alastair Prince will be taking up new roles in the Diocese this...

Volunteers’ Walk of Prayer For Kynren & Community Regeneration

A group of Kynren Volunteers from Christian Churches in the Bishop Auckland and surrounding areas have been getting right behind Kynren by prayer walking amongst the cast and backstage areas ahead of each of the shows this season. The Prayer Walks, which were started by Charlie Scott-King and Rachael Masters...

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...