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Bishop's in Mission 2017 - Talking Jesus - Durham

Bishop Paul Talking Jesus on BBC TEES

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham took to BBC Radio Tees today Sunday 26th February to 'Talk Jesus' to Mike Hill on the Sunday Breakfast show. Mike was interviewing Bishop Paul about the 'Talking Jesus' mission that starts on the 2nd March and continues through 5th March 2017. With...

We Are Praying

With only three day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here tenth post to say: "We are praying…". It is so exciting to have arrived at the week of Talking Jesus, Durham after these months of preparation. Today the Talking Jesus planning team met for the final time before...

Ready steady Start!

With only five day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here eight post to say: "Ready steady Start!". Accompanying people finding faith through courses like Alpha, Start or other introductions to Christianity has been a real joy of ordained ministry for me. Seeing people discover that they are loved,...

Everyone loves a freebie

With only six day to go until Talking Jesus - Sophie Jelley uses here seventh post to say: "Everyone loves a freebie...". We have tried to gather helpful resources for Talking Jesus Durham but in all the rush of getting events organised and welcoming mission teams these can sometimes get...

One week to go

Talking Jesus starts in Durham Cathedral on the 2nd March and Sophie Jelley uses here sixth post to say: "One one week and counting ... 'Talking Jesus, Durham' will truly be a blessing 'for the transformation of us all.'". It was such a joy for folks from our Diocese to...
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25 Bishops head to Durham to support our communities

Twenty five Bishops and their teams from the northern half of The Church of England will be heading to the Diocese of Durham for a weekend of mission called ‘Talking Jesus’ from 2nd - 5th March.    The four days of mission and celebration start at Durham Cathedral on Thursday...

You never know where following Jesus will lead

In her fifth post on Talking Jesus, Sophie Jelley says: "You never know ... where following Jesus will lead." When one of our Assistant Bishops went to visit the deanery of Lanchester he got a lovely surprise. The Rt Revd Dr Graham Kings confirmed Michelle while he was Bishop of Sherbourne....

450 Reasons To Be Cheerful

In her forth post on Talking Jesus, Sophie Jelley says: "450 events and counting: Reasons to be cheerful". With just three weeks to go I want to share three reasons to be cheerful as we count down to Talking Jesus Durham. First – we counted up all the events that you lovely...


In her third post on Talking Jesus, Sophie Jelley says: "Pray. Pray. Pray…. (are we expecting God to act?)" Over 20 years ago I was invited to be part of a drama team in a city centre mission. Apart from almost losing my voice (shopping centres are noisy places) and living...

We’re having a bit of a do – who are you inviting?

In her second post on Talking Jesus, Sophie Jelley says: "We’re having a bit of a do…Who are you inviting?" In just 5 weeks’ time we kick off a long weekend of events all about ‘Talking Jesus’. From ‘angel bombing’ to prayer spaces, from ceilidhs to craft afternoons, we will...

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