Stories of Hope 1

Stories of Hope No 1 The first in a new series of good news stories show-casing what parishes are doing to combat the COVID-19 situation and keep their ministry moving forward. If you have a story you would like shared - please get in touch with Keith Blundy [email protected] Parishes across the...

Sing-Resurrection – A counter-infection of joy and hope for Easter Day

A Durham Diocese parishioner had an idea to promote a counter-infection of joy this Easter as a vaccine to the effects of COVID-19 during this coming Holy Time of Year. David Pott mentioned it to a few people including the Rt Revd, Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and others -...

NATIONAL CANDLE PRAYERS

NATIONAL CANDLE PRAYERS Sunday 22nd March 2020 7pm, Durham Cathedral Livestream Bishop Paul 'Live Streams' National Candle Prayers from Durham Cathedral. Please see: https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/ ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom then shall I fear?’ Right now for very many of us the whole situation with Coronavirus Covid 19 seems rather surreal....

Live Streaming Your Church Services

With all the uncertainty of the COVID-19 suspension of regular church services, there has never been a better time to think creatively and take your church online. Don't know how to steam a live service - then stay tuned and read on for a series of helpful links and guides...

COVID-19 Update 8

Dear Sisters & Brothers, Please read carefully the letter from the Archbishops & Prayer in Church Guidance and follow appropriately. +Paul and +Sarah Our contact numbers +Paul 07939213795 +Sarah 07785549800 Archdeacon Bob 07384510731 Archdeacon Rick 07384511671 Keith 07900 583131 Links Archbishops' Letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16VFQu_nynuLPWb1QKDOd-RZmoESCr37g Prayer in Church Guidance: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j8gIMcY1TnF_8XrddLczvMvBVnfl3CqS CofE Website COVID-19 Page: http://bit.ly/cofecovid19 Diocesan Website COVID-19 Page: https://durhamdiocese.org/covid-19/  

COVID-19 Update 5

Dear Sisters & Brothers, The Archbishops’ Pastoral Letter yesterday contained advice that we know many will struggle to take in. However, the suspension of all public worship for the next three months is the clear advice from the medical experts advising Government so has to be followed for the sake...

COVID-19 Update 4

Dear Sisters & Brothers, Please read carefully the letter from the Archbishops and follow appropriately. We will write again tomorrow with further local reflections. Take this opportunity to reimagine being the Church of England in a whole new way - a great opportunity in very tough times In Christ  +Paul  The Archbishops' letter is...

COVID-19 Update 3

Dear Sisters & Brothers, Please read carefully the letter from the Archbishops and follow appropriately. We will write again tomorrow with further local reflections. Take this opportunity to reimagine being the Church of England in a whole new way - a great opportunity in very tough times In Christ +Paul The Archbishops' letter is...

COVID-19 Update 2

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Church of England website now has an extremely useful planning format for every Parish to use to plan ahead carefully and creatively for further developments around the Coronavirus. We encourage every incumbent and parish to use this planning template. Link to the template The further advice on funerals...

COVID-19 Update 12

COVID-19 UPDATE No. 12 ARCHBISHOPS LETTER 24th MARCH 2020   Dear Sisters & Brothers, Please read carefully the attached letter from the Archbishops. In the light of last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister, we are clear that church buildings must now all be closed. Please do not ask for or look for exceptions...