Bishop of Durham Preaches at Installation of Canons

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the licensing of canons at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 5th November 2017. LICENSING OF CATHEDRAL CANONS Sunday November 5th 2017 Margaret Masson (Lay); Val Shedden, Dorothy Snowball, David Tomlinson (Clergy) Isaiah 66.20-33 & Ephesians 1.11-end INTRODUCTION We are in the season of remembering. Today it...

Bishop of Durham Preaches at Reformation 500 Service

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham's sermon from the Reformation 500 service at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 29th October 2017.   Durham Cathedral – October 29th Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3.19-28; John 8.31-36 INTRODUCTION ‘They are now justified by his grace as a gift’. For Martin Luther it was the question of...

Sermon from the Mothers Union Commissioning 2017

MOTHERS UNION COMMISSIONING Durham Cathedral Sunday June 11th 2017  INTRODUCTION 4 million members in 83 countries makes the Mothers Union one of the largest Christian voluntary organisations in the world. Here in Durham there are 72 branches across the diocese with around 1,700 members. Yet it all began with the vision of...

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...

2017 Prayer Walks A Resounding Success

The Bishop of Durham has completed his 2017 round of Prayer Walks. He began on Ascension Day (May 25th) walking in Gateshead for three days and then last week 3 days in Hartlepool ending on Pentecost Sunday (June 4th).  The walks featured an opportunity for the Bishop to meet people...

2017 Prayer Walks Are Go

The Bishop of Durham has embarked on the 2017 round of Prayer Walks today, Ascension Day. The prayer walks - started in Gateshead at Dunston Staiths before going along the Tyne to the Sage after a short visit to the Gateshead Heritage Centre. The Walk progress on to the Millennium...

Bishop Paul to embark on third wave of Prayer Walks

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to about to embark on the third set of prayer walks round his Diocese, aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and pray for it and its people. Bishop Paul will take part in two further...

Bishop of Durham says death need not hold us in fear in his Easter...

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has today 12th April 2017 released his Easter written and video messages talking about the fresh hope that Easter brings. In his written message he talks about funerals and honouring those that have laid down their lives for the service of others....
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Bishop of Durham talks of fresh Hope in his Easter video message

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has today 12th April 2017 released his Easter video message talking about the fresh hope that Easter brings. In his video message, Bishop Paul says to the North East region: “I trust this Easter you will find something afresh of the...

2017 Lent Series – Meeting the Redeemer

  The Opposed One Opposition began early We come to meeting Jesus the redeemer in Mark’s gospel. How early do you find hints of the cross? Some would say it’s as early as the opening phrase, ‘the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ’, but that’s probably reading into what you already...