Tea & Prayer For Brexit

The Church of England has called for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point. Churches are encouraged to host informal café-style meetings over the weekend of 30th March to bring together people of all standpoints and encourage open discussion. Bishop Paul said:...

Former Bishop of Durham Dies Age 91

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is amongst many church leaders to give tribute to his predecessor John Habgood later Archbishop of York. Bishop Paul said: "The sad news of John Habgood’s death yesterday calls us to give thanks for his ministry as Bishop of Durham from 1973-83....

Bishop Paul Takes Part In Persian Language Holy Communion Launch

Wakefield Cathedral has hosted a special service to launch the Church of England’s first Persian language translation of Holy Communion to further engage with the growing numbers of Iranians in our congregations. Some 500 Iranians from across the country packed into the cathedral, one of three in the Diocese of Leeds, and...

Bishop Sarah’s consecration image gallery

Images from the consecration of The Rt Revd Sarah Clark as Bishop of Jarrow Video (Thanks to Carlise Diocese) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Om580y9OLY Images can be purchased here

Sarah Clark consecrated as Bishop of Jarrow

The Venerable Sarah Clark has been consecrated as the suffragan Bishop of Jarrow in a double consecration service conducted by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu in York Minster today. Hundreds of people gathered in York Minster to witness the consecration of the first female Bishop”s in the Dioceses of...

GROWING FAITH

The Growing Faith report and General Synod motion agreed on February 22nd are hugely welcome. They are the next step on a long journey bringing the churches work in schools, it’s own work and households in much more harmony. in 2010 the Growing for Growth report called for every child...

Bishop Paul Co-Hosts Sunday Breakfast on BBC TEES

To mark the fifth anniversary of his enthronement as Bishop of Durham, Bishop Paul co-hosted the Sunday Breakfast Show with Mike Hill on Sunday 17th February 2017. Bishop Paul joined Mike in the studio to chat about his five years in the region; play a number of tunes special to him;...

Bishop speaks at youth ministry conference

At International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry International Conference Opening Worship last week Bishop Paul was asked to speak on youth ministry in the Diocese and to reflect on our early history speaking into Youth Ministry today. So here is the talk for any who are interested...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Sermon 2018

Durham Cathedral 11.15pm Christmas Eve Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-19 INTRODUCTION ‘The time came for Mary to deliver her child.’ ‘Is it time yet?’ I wonder how many children have asked that question over the past few hours? Sent to bed to sleep awaiting the arrival of Santa they will have struggled to sleep....

New Bishop of Jarrow Announced

The new Bishop of Jarrow Designate was announced today. The announcement made by Downing Street this morning confirms that the next Bishop of Jarrow Designate is The Venerable Canon Sarah Clark. Currently Archdeacon of Nottingham, in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Sarah (53) was licensed to her current post...