Bishop starts the new school year for Barnard Castle children

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham was thrilled to be asked to visit Green Lane Church of England Primary School in Barnard Castle to welcome in the new school year. Bishop Paul was met by members of the School Council and shown around the school that received 'Excellent'...

Bishop Sarah’s BBC Tees thought for the day.

Bishop Sarah was a special guest on the Mike Hill Sunday programme on 8th September. Here is her thought for the day address. https://www.facebook.com/durhamdiocese/videos/678778822598162/ Thought for the day ‘Pictures paint a thousand word’ - which image caught you this tumultuous week of our national life?  Perhaps none - you may be like the...

Bishop Paul Speaks at Annual Tripartite Consultation on Resettlement Conference in Geneva

Bishop Paul has today, 2nd July 2019 delivered a speech to the Annual Tripartite Consultation on Resettlement Conference in Geneva. INTRODUCTION It is a pleasure to join you all. Thank you to the Refugee Council, the UK Government and UNHCR for inviting me. It is a privilege to represent not simply...

Bishop of Durham Completes 5th round of Prayer Walks

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham has completed his fifth set of prayer walks around his Diocese, aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and pray for it and its people. Bishop Paul took part in a single Prayer Walks this year following...

Weardale Prayer Walk 2019

Bishop Paul has set off on his 2019 prayer walk. Pictures can be viewed below. Updates to itinerary of the Bishop Prayer Walk / locations will be available via the Facebook page: facebook.com/prayerwalkdurham Itineraries can be viewed here - Note Contacts details are for the organisers only - please contact Richard Walsh...

Bishop to head out on the 5th round of prayer walks

The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to about to embark on the fifth set of prayer walks around his Diocese, aimed at allowing him to meet people, get to know the area and pray for it and its people. Bishop Paul will take part in a single...

Bishop Opens New Building For Outstanding School

The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham formally opened Wynyard Church of England Academy’s new building on Monday 20th May 2019. Since it was opened in 2015 with just 16 Children, the school has gone from nothing to being rated as outstanding in its first Ofsted inspection in 2018. The...

Presidential Address to Synod May 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS5xSNJQaPw The full transcript is here:  

Bishop Sarah opens next chapter in Shildon success story

The Rt Revd, Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow has formally opened the new premises of Shildon Alive marking the next stage in the project ongoing success story. Like her predecessor, Bishop Sarah was delighted to continue the patronage of the Bishops of Jarrow for the St John’s church project that...

Bishop Paul’s Easter Sermon – Do not be alarmed

Bishop Paul’s Sermon - Easter Day Dawn Vigil Service, Durham Cathedral INTRODUCTION ‘They were alarmed’ – astonished, amazed, thrown. ‘Do not be alarmed’ I wonder when you were last astonished and amazed by something that also set off inside you some alarm and fear? For me it is only back a few days when...