Young people show their artistic skills

“It has allowed them to show how naturally creative they are and we have been able to help them channel that creativity in a positive direction.” Artist Graham Cleland, who is a Christian, said: “It is good to see a church involved directly with the community....

Young People Get The Pulse in Durham Cathedral

Andy added: “I think the secret was to give them both an engaging but also entertaining programme that is lively and vibrant where they can encounter God at work. We hope to repeat this event ‘termly’ but we will have an ever evolving programme. “As well as ‘The...

Young people enjoy event at Castle

More than 200 young people descended from across the Diocese of Durham on Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland for a fun event. The event was organised by Saint John’s Church in Shildon and the Wear Valley Christian Centre in Bishop Auckland, both in the Anglican Diocese of Durham...

WW1 Centenary Commemoration Images

The Following is a gallery of images from the WW1 Commemoration and Remembrance Service held across the Diocese. This Gallery will grow during the next 4 years.

Working Together To Tackle Poverty

The Diocese of Durham has joined together with Church Urban Fund, the Church of England’s response to poverty to bring churches and communities together to tackle poverty more effectively and sustainably through the launch of ‘Communities Together Durham’. The launch on 2nd December at Woodhouse close Church of...

Work to start on £420,000 church project

The Ven Barker, Priest in Charge of Holy Trinity and Archdeacon of Auckland said: “These are exciting times. Not only will the work safeguard the future of the church but it has allowed us to really engage with everyone from a local history group to schools, as we have...

Work begins on new Diocesan centre

Gentoo Construction’s Commercial Director Steve Francis said: “This is great news for the Diocese and it’s a very high profile scheme for us – we’re proud to be associated with the project – it’s going to be a fantastic building.” Paul Dinsdale, of Helios, which owns...

Wives’ efforts turn spotlight on global poverty

“The message is that we should not take things for granted. We have too much choice and we need to learn to live more simply. By us eating too much, others are going without.” Elisabeth, a supporter of the Gateshead Foodbank, said: “I found it much...

Were Getting More Social!

To accompany the announcement of a news submission facility and launch of a mobile web-app, the Durham Diocese News Service DDNewsroom has just added Instagram to its list of social media services. The new Instagram profile which you can find here: http://instagram.com/ddnewsroom will carry pictures and video clips...

Weddings Are Us In Durham Churches

Even though couples have more choices of wedding venue than ever before, 22% still choose a traditional church wedding. Over the past few years, the Church of England’s Weddings Project has been trying to ensure that clergy up and down the country provide the best possible experience. The...