Bishop Paul speaks in the HoL on Dubs Amendment

The Rt Revd Paul Butler Bishop of Durham speak in the HoL at 12:17 pm on the 21/01/2020 I speak from these benches again recognising that the argument has been made again and again. As my Noble friend, the Rt Revd Lord Bishop of Worcester reminded this House last week,...

Bishop Paul Speaks in the HoL on the Queen’s Speech

The Rt Revd, Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham addressed the House of Lords on Tuesday 7th January 2020 in response to the debate on the Queen's speech. He spoke at 5.26 pm saying: "My Lords, initially I want to note how little reference there is in the gracious Speech to the...

Bishop of Durham’s Christmas Sermon

CHRISTMAS DAY 2019 John 1.1-14 INTRODUCTION I wonder what images have stuck in your mind this Christmas? Are they the images created by the adverts; the feel good ones like Excitable Edgar the fire breathing young dragon from John Lewis or Nicholas and the satsumas of Sainsbury’s? Have you tapped your feet and...

Bishop Paul’s Christmas Message To The Diocese

Bishop Paul has released his Christmas Message to the Diocese for 2019 - where he talks about being together, as one, this Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nzaiO4Em0Q   His Christmas media message to the region

Durham Priest to be next Bishop of Doncaster

The next Bishop of Doncaster designate will be the Revd Canon Sophie Jelley Downing Street has announced today. Sophie is currently the Director of Mission, Discipleship and Ministry in the Diocese of Durham, and Canon Missioner at Durham Cathedral, a role she has held for four years. The role of...

Bishop Paul Signs Open Letter to Political Leaders Putting Children First

Bishop Paul has signed this open letter today November 29th 2019. Join me and 140+ organisations in the call for all political parties to put #ChildrenAtTheHeart of the #GeneralElection19 https://bit.ly/2ruQZXk OPEN LETTER TO ALL POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS FROM 147 CHILDREN’S CHARITIES AND ORGANISATIONS As leaders of charities and organisations working with...

Greenside Church Embarks On Rule of Life Journey

Greenside Church Embarks On Rule of Life Journey More than 70 people from a Gateshead Church have set out to live their lives together as a community under a common ‘Rule of Life’ bond. Members of Greenside Parish Church have decided to live their lives under the bond of a Rule...

Presidential Address to Synod Nov 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc5O1pFtDxc The full transcript is here:  

Bishop Sarah Blesses Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnel

The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, The Bishop of Jarrow, has blessed the historic Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels and celebrated their role in historically and symbolically linking communities across the river. The ceremony was performed at the mid-point of the Tunnels next to the Northumberland and County Durham tiles. Bishop Sarah...