Relay Walkers Arrive in Durham Ahead of COP26 for Climate Rally

Young Pilgrims and walkers from across the country are arriving in Durham today for an open air rally and event in the city’s Market Square.  The pilgrimage organised by the Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) began in Cornwall on 11th June and arrives at Durham Cathedral at 4pm today. As part...

Christmas and Advent 2021 resources

The Church of England has announced its Advent and Christmas theme for 2021 – ‘At the heart of Christmas’. Inspired by readings from the Gospels of Luke and John, ‘At the heart of Christmas’ is an invitation for everyone to discover – or rediscover – the good news of God’s...

Durham Diocese launches Church Planting Strategy to plant 100 new Christian...

The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler has today announced a new strategy to rejuvenate Christian communities across the Diocese of Durham. The aim, alongside a nationwide drive to engage more people with the Church of England and create a church that is younger and more diverse, will...

General Synod Elections 2021

The Diocese of Durham is represented at the Church of England's General Synod by five 'Proctors in Convocation' or members of the House of Clergy and four Members of the House of Laity. In the 2021 General Synod elections the nomination period closed at noon on 3 September 2021 and the...

How to support Afghan refugees in the North East

The Church of England, in response to recent events, has provided online material to help people in the North East welcome Afghan refugees in the community. The toolkit provides a number of different prayer and theological resources from the Church of England, alongside details of charities and NGOs working to...

Diocesan Diary Dates 2022

The Diocesan Meeting & Events Dates are available here: 2022 MEETING DATES.pdf The document contains dates of all the Diocesan Meetings, ordinations and other key dates in the Diocesan Calendar.  

Join us on our Racial Justice Lent Course in 2021

Join us on our Lent Course in 2021 Thank you for your interest in the Durham Diocesan Racial Justice Lent Course. We welcome you now to the promised RRC webinar series of online reflections and discussions on Race, Racism & Anti-Semitism. The content of each webinar will vary, with a focus on...

Church of England’s Anti-racism Taskforce launches

A Taskforce set up to make bold changes to ensure greater racial equality in the Church of England has got underway, with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York joining its meeting today. The Anti-Racism Taskforce will carry out preparatory work ahead of the launch of the Archbishops’ Commission to address...

Announcement – Realignment of Archdeaconries in Durham

Following a period of consultation, the Bishop of Durham has signed a Bishop’s Pastoral Order (copy attached) which re-aligns the archdeaconries in Durham diocese as per the Order’s terms. The Order became effective 1 October 2020.

General Synod By-election – Durham – One Proctor in Convocation

We are pleased to announce that The Ven Robert (Bob) Cooper, has been elected to serve as a clergy representative (formally known as a “proctor in convocation”) for the Diocese of Durham on the General Synod. We look forward to Bob joining our other General Synod members to represent...