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...

Bishops call for Universal Credit ‘lifeline’ to remain

The Bishops of Durham and Jarrow are among 14 senior North East church and faith leaders to call on the Government to make the £20 uplift in Universal Credit permanent. In an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, and the...

News of The Sad Death of Archdeacon Sue Pinnington

Bishop Paul's comments on the news of the death of Archdeacon Sue Pinnington, he said: "We heard today the very sad news that Sue died very unexpectedly yesterday. It appears she died peacefully in her sleep.   "Sue served this Diocese wonderfully well during the 10 years in which she was Rector...

Bishop of Beverley to Retire in 2022

The retirement of Bishop Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverly has been announced by Bishopthorpe Palace today. The Rt Revd Glyn Webster will be retiring from his role as Bishop of Beverley at Epiphany, 6 January 2022. Bishop Paul said: "Bishop Glyn’s ministry in the Diocese of Durham has been hugely appreciated....

Bishops complete round 3 on 4 Pilgrim Routes

The Bishop of Durham and The Bishop of Jarrow have completed the third of four inaugural pilgrimage routes this week. The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow set off with a group of pilgrims along with the Writer & Broadcaster...

Bishop Gives Sermon for Clergy Support Trust 366th Festival

Bishop Paul was the guest preacher at the 366th Clergy Support Trust Festival that premiered on the St Paul's Cathedral website yesterday at 6 pm. Filmed in Durham Cathedral in April, Bishop Paul speaks about COVID and supporting each other. The full service can be viewed below along with the text...

Bishops on the Way of Love

The Bishop of Durham and The Bishop of Jarrow have completed the second of four inaugural pilgrimage routes this weekend. The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and The Rt Revd Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow set off with a group of pilgrims and the Northern Saints Trail Coordinator...

Bishop Leads The Way On Rescheduled Pilgrimage Trails

Updates: 4/05/21: Way of Love Bishop Paul will set out on the second inaugural pilgrimage on Friday 7th May. The Way of Love from Hartlepool to Durham - full details and updates below. Inaugural Pilgrimages Update April 2021.pdf Time Tables Details for registering for the Inaugural Pilgrimages With the rule of 30 due to commence on...

Statement by Bishop of Durham on the Death of HRH The...

Last Updated 11/04/21: 11:00 Bishop's Statement “The Rt Revd Paul Butler Bishop of Durham said: “The Church of England in the Diocese of Durham and people across our region joins Her Majesty The Queen, members of the Royal Family and those across the country who mourn the death of His Royal...

Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon

EASTER DAY 2021 – Durham Cathedral John 20.1-18 INTRODUCTION ‘We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.’ Pope John Paul II gave us this memorable acclamation in an Angelus reflection in Australia in November 1986. Taken out of its original context it could sound rather glib so here is the context:- We do...