Three in a row for Durham Cathedral!

Durham Cathedral has been crowned the UK’s most popular Cathedral, the third national accolade awarded to Durham Cathedral in just two months. In February 2017, Durham Cathedral was voted as Britain’s Favourite Cathedral in the LandLove Magazine Awards followed by the announcement that Durham Cathedral had been crowned BBC Countryfile...

Church receives double for the poor

PARISH NEWS The appeal for 1000 tins of food by St John’s Church in Shildon came to a dramatic close on Sunday night (October 22nd) as several young people raced to count the vast numbers received before the 7pm deadline. The 1000 can appeal was enthusiastically supported by...

Spennymoor church project set to bag a big cash boost

St Paul’s Church Spennymoor’s green spaces project has been shortlisted to receive a cash boost of up to £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The ‘Grow at St Paul’s’ project will create a new growing space around the building for local residents to use and benefit...

St Chads Church celebrates roof-completion

News from St Chad's Church - BenshamSpecial prayers were said at St Chad’s Church Bensham, in Gateshead, on Sunday to mark the end of four months work re-roofing the nave and tower of the church.St Chad’s is known by its octagonal tower which is lit up at night and...

St Mary Magdalene Belmont – celebrates roof-completion

The grand old lady - St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belmont - stands even more proudly in 2016 in the junction of Broomside Lane and Carrville High Street. She boasts her newly repaired roof and rainwater systems, a set of repairs long overdue and completed with the help of a...

The Christmas journey

Parish News StoryThe Year 2 children of East Darlington have been on a Christmas Journey full of awe and wonder, which has increased their knowledge of the true meaning of Christmas. The children are led around key elements of the traditional story in a thought-provoking way, using interactive and...

Overwhelming response to help Middle East refugees

Story Supplied by St Paul's Spennymoor.Refugees across the Middle East are set to receive help this winter thanks to the generosity of the people of Spennymoor.Harrowing news coverage highlighting the desperate plight of refugees in recent weeks has mobilised charities and aid organisations into action and with winter fast...

Experiencing Ministry in Sunderland

On the feast of St Michael and All Angels, three young people in their twenties were welcomed to the Group Ministry of the Annunciation, Sunderland, for a year’s ministerial experience. Gemma Fisher, from Southwell and Nottingham Diocese, Sam Lingwood, from West Yorkshire and the Dales, and Daniel Hawdon, from...

Vicars are Tough Mudders

On Saturday 1st August, two vicars will be taking on a 10 - 12 mile long obstacle course designed by the Special Forces.  The Revd Adam Reed, Vicar of Emmanuel Church Saltburn (near Middlesbrough in the Diocese of York) and the Revd David Chadwick, Vicar of St Paul's Ryhope...

Celebrating 25 years of priestly ministry

By Caroline FergusonThis July sees Fr Paul Baker of St Mark’s Darlington celebrate 25 years of priestly ministry. The Parish will celebrate with a Sung Eucharist in thanksgiving for the dedicated service, comfort and inspiration that has provided to God’s people over the years.Fr Paul came to the North...